Ceph: Show default configurations

Use the below commands to show the default ceph configurations:

Use the “-–show-config” option  to display the configurations on a  specific running OSD.

ceph -n osd.1 --show-config
ceph daemon osd.1 show config

To show the default Ceph configuration

ceph --show-config
Ceph, Cinder

Cinder and Ceph – multi back-end

Here, I will explain the Cinder – multi back-end functionality using Ceph as storage back-end.

On Ceph node:

Create a new pool on ceph node using the below commands (more detail how to create a pool -please ref: http://docs.ceph.com/docs/master/rados/operations/placement-groups/

ceph osd pool create volumes1 256

Create a new user with the appropriate rights for cinder to be able to access Ceph’s storage using the following commands on a Ceph node:

ceph auth get-or-create client.volumes1 mon 'allow r' osd 'allow class-read object_prefix rbd_children, allow rwx pool=volumes1, allow rx pool=images'

A keyring file can be created with the following command on a Ceph node and copy the above keyring to cinder-volume nodes.

ceph auth get-or-create client.volumes1 > ceph.client.volumes1.keyring

On Cinder node:

The keyring file created above should be copied on the cinder nodes, in the  /etc/ceph/ directory:

Now, update the cinder configuration file   /etc/cinder/cinder.conf by adding the new back-end details. A new back-end  as “volumes1” will be added to the enabled_backends configuration flag:

enabled_backends = former-backend,volumes1

volume_driver = cinder.volume.drivers.rbd.RBDDriver
volume_backend_name = volumes1
rbd_pool = volumes1
glance_api_version = 2
rbd_user = volumes1
rbd_secret_uuid = uuid_of_secret

If the scheduler_driver parameter is not set to FilterScheduler, it has to be updated:

scheduler_driver = cinder.scheduler.filter_scheduler.FilterScheduler

After updating the configuration file,  restart the cinder-volume service,  to load the updated configurations:

sudo service cinder-volume restart

Now, create a new volume-type to Cinder,  using the below command:

Use ‘admin’ credentials (OS_USERNAME, OS_TENANT_NAME and OS_PASSWORD):

cinder type-create volumes1
cinder type-key volumes1 set volume_backend_name=volumes1
cinder extra-specs-list

The above command will show all volume types list.

Now, we should be able to create new cinder volumes using  new volume type as “volumes1” using “volume1” as a back-end:

cinder create --volume-type volumes1 --display-name test-vol1 1
cinder list

Note:  Misplacing the settings can have dangerous side effects. All settings below the enabled_backends parameter are actually in some section (eg. [former-volume]) of the conf file rather than [DEFAULT]. Make sure to move the [former-volume] and [volume1] settings to the bottom of the file and so that all other settings are in the [DEFAULT] section.