Ceph storage data collector

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Cloud Insights uses the Ceph storage data collector to discover inventory data from the Ceph storage platform.


Cloud Insights acquires inventory information with the Ceph storage data collector. For each asset type acquired by Cloud Insights, the most common terminology used for this asset is shown. When viewing or troubleshooting this data collector, keep the following terminology in mind:

Vendor/Model Term Cloud Insights Term


Storage Pool


Internal Volume


Backend LUN

Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data source.


  • The Ceph administrator IP address

  • Administrator user name and password

  • Port requirement: SSH Port 22


Field Description

Ceph admin IP address

Ip address for the for the Ceph storage

User name

User name for the Ceph storage system administrator user account


Password for the administrator user account

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory poll interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 60 minutes.

SSH port

The default is port 22.


Some things to try if you encounter problems with this data collector:


Problem: Try this:

Command missing

Verify that the user has permissions to run the commands noted below on the device
* Verify that the ceph adminstration tools are installed, please run the following command: rpm -q ceph-common.x86_64
* Verify credentials used in the wizard match device credentials

Invalid configuration

* Verify that the pools are configured in the system, try running the following command: ceph osd lspools -f json-pretty
* Verify credentials used in the wizard match device credentials

Additional information may be found from the Support page or in the Data Collector Support Matrix.