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25.5. Prerequisites

Ensure that you do the following before using Red Hat Gluster Storage Object Store.
  • Ensure that the openstack-swift-* and swiftonfile packages have matching version numbers.
    # rpm -qa | grep swift
  • Ensure that SELinux is in permissive mode.
    # sestatus 
    SELinux status:                 enabled
    SELinuxfs mount:                /sys/fs/selinux
    SELinux root directory:         /etc/selinux
    Loaded policy name:             targeted
    Current mode:                   permissive
    Mode from config file:          permissive
    Policy MLS status:              enabled
    Policy deny_unknown status:     allowed
    Max kernel policy version:      28
    If the Current mode and Mode from config file fields are not set to permissive, run the following commands to set SELinux into permissive mode persistently, and reboot to ensure that the configuration takes effect.
    # setenforce 1
    # reboot
  • Ensure that the gluster-swift services are owned by and run as the root user, not the swift user as in a typical OpenStack installation.
    # cd /usr/lib/systemd/system
    # sed -i s/User=swift/User=root/ openstack-swift-proxy.service openstack-swift-account.service openstack-swift-container.service openstack-swift-object.service openstack-swift-object-expirer.service
  • Start the memcached service:
    # service memcached start
  • Ensure that the ports for the Object, Container, Account, and Proxy servers are open. Note that the ports used for these servers are configurable. The ports listed in Table 25.1, “Ports required for Red Hat Gluster Storage Object Store” are the default values.

    Table 25.1. Ports required for Red Hat Gluster Storage Object Store

    Object Server6010
    Container Server6011
    Account Server6012
    Proxy Server (HTTPS)443
    Proxy Server (HTTP)8080
  • Create and mount a Red Hat Gluster Storage volume for use as a Swift Account. For information on creating Red Hat Gluster Storage volumes, see Chapter 6, Red Hat Gluster Storage Volumes . For information on mounting Red Hat Gluster Storage volumes, see Chapter 7, Accessing Data - Setting Up Clients .