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Appendix C. Installing the Ceph Command Line Interface

The Ceph command-line interface (CLI) enables administrators to execute Ceph administrative commands. The CLI is provided by the ceph-common package and includes the following utilities:

  • ceph
  • ceph-authtool
  • ceph-dencoder
  • rados


  • A running Ceph storage cluster, preferably in the active + clean state.


  1. On the client node, enable the Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 Tools repository:

    [root@gateway ~]# subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-rhceph-3-tools-els-rpms
  2. On the client node, install the ceph-common package:

    # yum install ceph-common
  3. From the initial monitor node, copy the Ceph configuration file, in this case ceph.conf, and the administration keyring to the client node:


    # scp /etc/ceph/<cluster_name>.conf <user_name>@<client_host_name>:/etc/ceph/
    # scp /etc/ceph/<cluster_name>.client.admin.keyring <user_name>@<client_host_name:/etc/ceph/


    # scp /etc/ceph/ceph.conf root@node1:/etc/ceph/
    # scp /etc/ceph/ceph.client.admin.keyring root@node1:/etc/ceph/

    Replace <client_host_name> with the host name of the client node.