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Implementing Cloud Storage with OpenStack Swift by Kris Rajana, Sreedhar Varma, Amar Kapadia

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Chapter 5. Managing Swift

After a Swift cluster has been installed and deployed, it needs to be managed to serve customer expectations and service level agreements. Since there are several components in a Swift cluster, it is a little different, and hence more difficult to manage compared to traditional storage. There are several tools and mechanisms an administrator can use to effectively manage a Swift cluster. This chapter deals with these aspects in more detail.

Routine management

The Swift cluster consists of several proxy server nodes and storage server nodes. These nodes run many processes and services to keep the cluster up and running, and provide overall availability. Any kind of general server management tools/applications such as Nagios, ...

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