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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Chapter 6. Administering OpenStack Storage

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Preparing drives for OpenStack Storage
  • Managing the OpenStack Storage cluster with swift-init
  • Checking cluster health
  • OpenStack Storage benchmarking
  • Managing capacity
  • Removing nodes from a cluster
  • Detecting and replacing failed hard drives
  • Collecting usage statistics

Introduction

Day to day administration of our OpenStack Storage cluster involves ensuring the files within the cluster are replicated to the right number of nodes, reporting on usage within the cluster, and dealing with failure of the cluster. This section introduces the tools and processes required to administer OpenStack Storage.

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