Decapod is a life cycle management tool for Ceph, that simplifies deployment of clusters and management of lifecycles. Ceph is a de-facto standard in building robust distributed storage systems. It enables users to get a reliable, highly available, and easily scalable storage cluster using commodity hardware. Also, Ceph is becoming a storage basis for production OpenStack clusters.
Decapod has rich CLI and UI interfaces, which enable you to manage clusters. If you want to do some operation work on a cluster, Decapod will try to help you with the most sensible settings possible.
Another important feature of Decapod is its ability to audit changes. Every action or operation on the cluster is trackable, and it is always possible to check the history of modifications for every entity, from its history of execution on a certain cluster to changes in the name of a user.
The Decapod workflow is rather simple, and involves a traditional user/role permission based model of access. To deploy a cluster, you needs to create it, providing a name for the deployed cluster. After that, you select the management action you wants to do, and select the required servers, and Decapod will generate sensible defaults for that action. If you’re is satisfied, you can execute this action in a single click. If not, you can tune these defaults.
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