Right now if you want to test out Hawkular Metrics, you have install and deploy Cassandra as well as install and deploy WildFly. This makes it a lot more difficult than it needs to be for things like a simple demo or evaluation. At least for now, I think we should use the embedded Cassandra EAR that we use with the full Hawkular server. Doing so has the benefit of being already used and tested.
The distro should be a zip, tar, etc. The user lays it down on disk and gets a WildFly server that has metrics and the embedded Cassandra EAR. All the user has to do then is start up WildFly. That's it.