We now use the working Ceph cluster along with the RGW instance that you set up to perform various types of object storage operations. We will walk through setting up the open source client utility s3cmd to give an idea of how to interface with the cluster. The configuration that we do to enable S3 utilities or SDKs to talk to Ceph will also translate across other clients and tools.
First let's install the s3cmd tool on the rgw0 virtual machine instance.
root@ceph-rgw0:~# apt-get install -y s3cmd
Now let's configure the s3cmd utility. This command line tool provides a nice little wizard that walks us through setting the necessary configuration parameters. After we complete this initial configuration ...