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Learning Ceph - Second Edition by Karan Singh, Vaibhav Bhembre, Anthony D'Atri

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Kraken

Kraken is an open source Ceph dashboard written in Python. Initial development was by Don Talton, who was later joined by David Moreau Simard. Don has over twenty years of experience with prominent companies and runs Merrymack, an IT consulting company.

The development of Kraken came about because, at the time, Ceph's Calamari tool was only available to commercial customers of Inktank. Don believed that it was desirable to have a good open source dashboard for monitoring Ceph clusters and components from a single window. This would enable better management and the adoption of Ceph proper. Don utilized Ceph's RESTful API to extract necessary cluster data for monitoring and reporting.

While Kraken has not received updates in two years ...

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