Chapter 1. Overview

The Red Hat Gluster Storage Console helps to meet the challenges of managing complex environments. Red Hat's state of the art storage platform helps to reduce the cost and complexity of large deployments. Red Hat Gluster Storage Console platform provides features such as:
  • Support to quickly create and manage storage clusters and volumes.
  • Multilevel administration to enable administration of physical infrastructure as well as administration of virtual objects.

Note

As of Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.4, the existing Red Hat Gluster Storage Console management infrastructure is supported through the current Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.x life cycle, which ends on October 31, 2019. Red Hat Gluster Storage Web Administration is now the recommended monitoring tool for Red Hat Storage Gluster Clusters. For more information regarding Red Hat Gluster life cycle, see Red Hat Gluster Storage life Cycle
For Red Hat Gluster Storage Web Administration installation instructions, see the Red Hat Gluster Storage Web Administration Quick Start Guide and for instructions to monitor your Gluster servers, see the Red Hat Gluster Storage Web Administration Monitoring Guide

1.1. System Components

The Red Hat Gluster Storage platform consists of one or more servers. Each server is based on either Red Hat Gluster Storage Servers or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1. The hosts are grouped into Red Hat Gluster Storage clusters, and volumes are created in each cluster. The system and its components are managed through a centralized management system.
Red Hat Gluster Storage Console
The Red Hat Gluster Storage Console is a centralized management system and is used to view and manage storage servers. Red Hat Gluster Storage Console features include search capabilities, resource management, and provisioning. The Red Hat Gluster Storage Console runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x systems.
The console provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to administer the storage environment's physical and logical resources. The console manages provisioning, user sessions, and high availability / clustering.
The Red Hat Gluster Storage Console exposes an Administration Portal and an Application Programming Interface (API).
  • The Administration Portal is used for set up, configuration, and management tasks for the Red Hat Gluster Storage environment.
  • The REST API is an interface used to automate manual user tasks. Scripts for the REST API can be written in any language that supports accessing HTTP and HTTPS resources.