Pool creation

This guide shows you how to create a pool using the web interface.

Last update 26th March 2018

Using web interface

Using web interface is the easiest way to create a pool.

First, connect to the Cloud Disk Array manager. Under 'Platforms and services' select your Ceph cluster.

On the bottom right, you will find the existing pools. Pool rbd is created by default and can be use without issue.

Ceph pools

Enter a poolname, your pool needs at least three characters.

Ceph pool creation

After pool creation you are back to manager, you can see that cluster status has changed because the pool is being created.

Ceph pool creation

Ceph pool creation

Using API

You can check pool creation by listing pools.

GET /dedicated/ceph/98d166d8-7c88-47b7-9cb6-63acd5a59c15/pool
  replicaCount: 3
  serviceName: "98d166d8-7c88-47b7-9cb6-63acd5a59c15"
  name: "rbd"
  minActiveReplicas: 2
  poolType: "REPLICATED"
  backup: false
  replicaCount: 3
  serviceName: "98d166d8-7c88-47b7-9cb6-63acd5a59c15"
  name: "testpool"
  minActiveReplicas: 2
  poolType: "REPLICATED"
  backup: true

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