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Configuring RADOS

So… assuming everything went according to plan… you should now have RADOS running:

validating radosgw is running: Service status
root@px-m-45:/tmp/ceph-px-m-45# service radosgw status
โ— radosgw.service - LSB: radosgw RESTful rados gateway
     Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/radosgw; generated)
     Active: active (running) since Thu 2023-01-26 22:16:32 CST; 1 weeks 3 days ago
       Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
      Tasks: 603 (limit: 618787)
     Memory: 370.3M
        CPU: 1h 2min 15.883s
     CGroup: /system.slice/radosgw.service
             โ””โ”€90606 /bin/radosgw -n client.radosgw.px-m-45

Adding radosgw to /etc/services allows tools like netstat to resolve that for you.
I’m showing the output of netstat with/without service-name resolution here:

Netstat output: px-m-40
root@px-m-40:/tmp/ceph-px-m-40# netstat -ln4 |egrep '(radosgw|7480)'
tcp        0      0  *               LISTEN
Netstat output: px-m-41
root@px-m-41:/tmp/ceph-px-m-41# netstat -l4 |egrep '(radosgw|7480)'
tcp        0      0*               LISTEN
Netstat output: px-m-42
root@px-m-42:/tmp/ceph-px-m-42# netstat -ln4 |egrep '(radosgw|7480)'
tcp        0      0  *               LISTEN
Netstat output: px-m-43
root@px-m-43:/tmp/ceph-px-m-43# netstat -l4 |egrep '(radosgw|7480)'
tcp        0      0*               LISTEN
Netstat output: px-m-44
root@px-m-44:/tmp/ceph-px-m-44# netstat -ln4 |egrep '(radosgw|7480)'
tcp        0      0  *               LISTEN
Netstat output: px-m-45
root@px-m-45:/tmp/ceph-px-m-45# netstat -l4 |egrep '(radosgw|7480)'
tcp        0      0*               LISTEN

So Now What? #

Okay! COOL! So RADOS is running! Wahoo!!!

Now what?


Creation of an administrative user account #

FIRST, we need to create an admin user for global administration.

radosgw - Creation of global admin user
radosgw-admin user create --uid=admin --system \
  --display-name="WolfspyreLabs Admin" \ 

The Output: #

User Creation Output
    "user_id": "admin",
    "display_name": "WolfspyreLabs Admin",
    "email": "",
    "suspended": 0,
    "max_buckets": 1000,
    "subusers": [],
    "keys": [
            "user": "admin",
            "access_key": "CODEMONKEYLIKEFRETOS",
    "swift_keys": [],
    "caps": [],
    "op_mask": "read, write, delete",
    "system": "true",
    "default_placement": "",
    "default_storage_class": "",
    "placement_tags": [],
    "bucket_quota": {
        "enabled": false,
        "check_on_raw": false,
        "max_size": -1,
        "max_size_kb": 0,
        "max_objects": -1
    "user_quota": {
        "enabled": false,
        "check_on_raw": false,
        "max_size": -1,
        "max_size_kb": 0,
        "max_objects": -1
    "temp_url_keys": [],
    "type": "rgw",
    "mfa_ids": []

IF you use the ceph-dashboard, there’s some enablement to perform there.

Using Ceph Dashboard? #

Manually Creating Normal Users #