Let’s play with Cinder and RBD (part 1)

Datetime:2016-08-23 01:42:22         Topic: Ceph          Share        Original >>
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After you ./stack (you may have acluster issue):

(1)You need to check out your ceph configuration and see if everything is ok.

~/devstack$sudo ceph -s
  cluster <uuid>
  health HEALTH_OK

To check the size of your cluster:

~/devstack$ceph df

(2)If you are using vagrant you can clone the cinder repo inside your vagrant share folder and link devstack with it :

~/devstack$sudo pip install -e /vagrant/cinder

(3) Give credentials. openrc exports evironment variables used by the commands line client ‘cinder’ . This  commandline tools (cinder, glance, nova, etc) need to know where to find the services (the endpoints). They acquire a token from keystone, and then use that token to contact their respecive service. so cinder-client needs to know where keystone and cinder-api are located (ip/port/uri).

~/devstack$. openrc admin admin

(4) Screen logsare just a record of the screens initiated by DevStack but you can check them anytime during the exectution. The information provided is very useful to debug any OpenStack service.


We’ll use c-api , c-vol , c-sch for part 2.

Mini GNU terminal tutorial

(Note the Ctrl and a keys are pressed at the same time)

  • Ctrl+a c – Creates a new Screen window. The default Screen number is zero.
  • Ctrl+a 0-9 – Switches between windows 0 through 9.
  • Ctrl+a n – Switches to the next window.
  • Ctrl+a k – Kills the current window. When the command is issued, you will be asked to confirm by entering a y or n .
  • Ctrl+a d – Detaches from a Screen.
  • Ctrl+a ? – Will display a list of all the command options available for Screen.
  • Ctrl+a | – Split vertically

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