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Applies to SUSE Enterprise Storage 6

8 Managing Pools Edit source

Tip: More Information on Pools

For more general information about Ceph pools, refer to Chapter 22, Managing Storage Pools. For information specific to erasure code pools, refer to Chapter 24, Erasure Coded Pools.

To list all available pools, click Pools from the main menu.

The list shows each pool's name, type, related application, placement group status, replica size, erasure coded profile, usage, and read/write statistics.

List of Pools
Figure 8.1: List of Pools

To view more detailed information about a pool, activate its table row.

8.1 Adding a New Pool Edit source

To add a new pool, click Add in the top left of the pools table. In the pool form you can enter the pool's name, type, number of placement groups, and additional information, such as pool's applications, and compression mode and algorithm. The pool form itself pre-calculates the number of placement groups that best suited to this specific pool. The calculation is based on the amount of OSDs in the cluster and the selected pool type with its specific settings. As soon as a placement groups number is set manually, it will be replaced by a calculated number. Confirm with Create pool.

Adding a New Pool
Figure 8.2: Adding a New Pool

8.2 Deleting Pools Edit source

To delete a pool, click its table row and click Delete in the top left of the pools table.

8.3 Editing a Pool's Options Edit source

To edit a pool's options, click its table row and select Edit in the top left of the pools table.

You can change the name of the pool, increase the number of placement groups, change the list of the pool's applications and compression settings. Confirm with Edit pool.

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