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

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Ceph-deploy

Alternately, one may use the ceph-deploy tool to perform Ceph management tasks at a smaller granularity. If your Ceph infrastructure does not already have ceph-deploy enabled, below are succinct instructions on installation and configuration. We discuss the actions to be taken; you will need to apply them across your Ceph nodes via your usual server management practices.

First, create a dedicated user for ceph-deploy on all systems to be managed. Popular documentation creates the ceph-server user for this task, though you may choose a different name.

$ sudo useradd -d /home/ceph-server -m ceph
$ sudo passwd ceph-server

Installation of software packages, access to devices, and management of system services require root privileges. ...

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