Deploying with Fuel, Ceph management?

asked 2014-10-05 09:31:44 -0600

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updated 2014-10-06 11:54:42 -0600

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Hi there,

I have been testing Mirantis openstack which deploys using Fuel. So far it seems really good and surprisingly easy. I notice it also can build a ceph cluster for openstack as well. I just wondered if theres a way to manage that ceph cluster with fuel or whether there is a nice GUI that can be installed somewhere for the purpose of looking after Ceph.

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answered 2014-10-05 10:14:57 -0600

Calamari is a ceph management interface, that can be used to manage ceph cluster. See the website.

Look at the Calamari screenshots.

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+1, since InkTank were acquired by Red Hat this is now freely available as open source, although formal support is still available.

sgordon gravatar imagesgordon ( 2014-10-05 12:55:01 -0600 )edit

Thanks very much, one more thing. Where would an installation of Calamari best fit into a Fuel/Openstack eco system? Does it actually need to reside on one of the ceph nodes or can it sit in a VM on Openstack for example and just talk to ceph via its API?

tomstephens89 gravatar imagetomstephens89 ( 2014-10-05 14:54:24 -0600 )edit

Calamari consists of three major components:

  • Data Collection Agent run on ceph storage cluster nodes
  • ceph-rest-api running on one ceph monitoring host
  • Calamari web application run on monitoring/control host(It can be install on openstack controller or on seperate VM)
Mzoorikh gravatar imageMzoorikh ( 2014-10-05 15:48:22 -0600 )edit

Thanks very much. I will look into Calamari after I have got to know the important ceph command line tools. It would be good if Fuel incorporated a UI for ceph management as well.

tomstephens89 gravatar imagetomstephens89 ( 2014-10-06 07:00:05 -0600 )edit

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