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Managing Ceph with Ceph Dashboard


With the release of SUSE Enterprise Storage 6, users can now take advantage of the advances made in Ceph Nautilus and the Ceph Dashboard, a snappy upgrade that makes managing and monitoring your storage cluster easier than ever.

Download this white paper to learn more.

The browser-based Ceph Dashboard provides a single point of contact for viewing and managing Ceph components and resources such as:

  • Overall cluster health
  • Cluster logs and performance counters
  • Hosts, monitors, pools, ODSs and object gateways

It also includes easy-to-use Prometheus-based monitoring tools that display graphs and information about the health and performance of the cluster.

Ceph Dashboard provides many new features demanded by modern enterprises that weren’t previously available:

  • Administrators can set up users and roles with specific privileges, and that user information is shared across all ceph-manager instances of the cluster.
  • New auditing support gives administrators a view of who did what and whether changes were made from the dashboard or via the REST API.
  • Administrators can offload Ceph Dashboard authentication to an external single sign-on (SSO) service that supports the SAML 2.0 protocol and has been tested against KeyCloak and Shibboleth.
  • The dashboard’s web interface has been translated into a variety of languages following I18N standards. This makes it easier for Ceph users in non-English speaking countries to manage and monitor Ceph using a more familiar language.

The Ceph Dashboard’s convenient, menu-driven management environment is a powerful reason why SUSE Enterprise Storage is a preferred Ceph platform for storage admins accustomed to performing management tasks within a GUI environment instead of a command-line interface.

Download this white paper to learn more.

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John S. TonelloJohn S. Tonello is SUSE’s Global Technical Marketing Manager responsible for helping you understand software-defined infrastructure. You can follow him @johntonello.