Ceph Storage Systems

Ceph storage systems are discovered via Ceph Manager by scanning the Host. As part of routine discovery, when a Host with ceph-mgr process is encountered, a Software Instance Ceph Manager node is automatically added to the BMC Discovery infrastructure.  Once discovered, the storage entities are modeled in BMC Discovery.

Prerequisites

Discovering using Ceph Manger installed on a Host:

  • Requires BMC Discovery v12.0 and higher.
  • SSH and REST API credentials valid for the Ceph Manager. SSH credentials should be entered as host where Ceph Manager is installed and REST API credentials for Ceph API service.
  • Update the default setting value of the attribute HTTPS_PORTS to 8443.
    1. Login to the appliance with user credentials and click Administration > Discovery Configuration.
    2. Add the 8443 value to the attribute HTTPS_PORTS (ex: HTTPS_PORTS=443,8443).

Procedure

  1. Create “CEPH API” credentials in BMC Discovery by providing the Ceph user account with REST API access.
  2. Directly scan the IP Address of the Host where Ceph Manager is installed.

Discovering directly using Ceph API service:

  • Requires BMC Discovery v12.0 and higher.
  • REST API credentials for Ceph API service.
  • Update the default setting value of the attribute HTTPS_PORTS to 8443.
    1. Login to the appliance with user credentials and click Administration > Discovery Configuration.
    2. Add the 8443 value to the attribute HTTPS_PORTS (ex: HTTPS_PORTS=443,8443).

Procedure

  1. Create “CEPH API” credentials in BMC Discovery by providing the Ceph user account with REST API access.
  2. Directly scan the IP Address of the Ceph node.

Supported Platforms/Versions

  • UNIX/Linux

Discovered Storage Information

Vendor Specific Information

No known vendor specific information.

Limitations

No known limitations.

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