1.3. Administration of the Red Hat Gluster Storage Console

This section provides a high level overview of the tasks and responsibilities of a system administrator for the Red Hat Gluster Storage Console. The tasks are divided into two general groups:
  • Configuring a new logical cluster is the most important task of the system administrator. Designing a new cluster requires an understanding of capacity planning and definition of requirements. This is typically determined by the solution architect, who provides the requirements to the system architect. Preparing to set up the storage environment is a significant part of the setup, and is usually part of the system administrator's role.
  • Maintaining the cluster, including performing updates and monitoring usage and performance to keep the cluster responsive to changing needs and loads.
The procedures to complete these tasks are described in detail in later sections of this guide.
It is assumed that you have already read the material in Red Hat Gluster Storage Console 3.2 Installation Guide.

1.3.1. Maintaining the Red Hat Gluster Storage Console

This section describes how to maintain a Red Hat Gluster Storage Console.
The administrator's tasks include:
  • Managing hosts and other physical resources.
  • Managing the storage environment. This includes creating, deleting, expanding and shrinking volumes and clusters.
  • Monitoring overall system resources for potential problems such as an extreme load on one of the hosts, insufficient memory or disk space, and taking any necessary actions.
  • Managing user setup and access, and setting user and administrator permission levels. This includes assigning or customizing roles to suit the needs of the enterprise.
  • Troubleshooting for specific users or hosts or for overall system functionality.
These tasks are described in detail in later sections of this guide.