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Managing Ceph with openATTIC


SUSE® Enterprise Storage is a powerful, self-healing system for cost-efficient storage at scale. The SUSE Enterprise Storage solution is based on the Ceph distributed storage system. Ceph automates the storage process, storing and retrieving data in an object-based, fault-tolerant manner that maximizes disk usage and minimizes admin time.

Your Ceph cluster is highly effective at managing itself, but you might be wondering how a single admin can keep tabs on a vast storage cluster that might contain as much as several petabytes of data. SUSE Enterprise Storage comes with an array of command-line tools that you can use to monitor pools, start and stop daemons, and output status information. But what if you want to manage, monitor, and visualize your SUSE Enterprise Storage cluster through a unified GUI interface?

SUSE Enterprise Storage includes a powerful GUI-based management tool called openATTIC. The openATTIC management environment offers an easy web interface for viewing and ad ministering your Ceph cluster. The simple and convenient structure of the openATTIC interface provides a powerful and intuitive environment for accessing status information, performance data, and configuration settings.

Because openATTIC is stateless, it will reflect any changes to the Ceph cluster, including changes made through other tools, so openATTIC gives you the benefit of a graphical interface without locking you into a single configuration tool. If you are shopping for software-defined storage and you are accustomed to working in a GUI environment, openATTIC will seem quite familiar. SUSE maintains the openATTIC project, and the openATTIC developers are part of the SUSE enterprise Storage development team.

What Is openATTIC?

openATTIC is an open source management and monitoring system for Ceph. The openATTIC management interface provides a single point of contact for managing Ceph components such as:

• Pools
• Object storage daemons
• Ceph nodes
• iSCSI targets and portals
• Ceph block devices
• NFS shares (CephFS and S3)
• Ceph object gateways

openATTIC also includes an easy-to-use dashboard that displays graphs and information on the health and performance of
the cluster.

The openATTIC web interface is built on well-known and widely used open source web development frameworks (Angular JS, Bootstrap) and uses the Python-based Django web application server for the backend and REST API.

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