openATTIC Base Configuration¶
After all the required packages have been installed and a storage pool has
been created, you need to perform the actual openATTIC configuration, by running
# oaconfig install
oaconfig install will start and enable a number of services, initialize
the openATTIC database and scan the system for pools and volumes to include.
Changing the Default User Password¶
oaconfig creates a local adminstrative user account
openattic, with the same password.
As a security precaution, we strongly recommend to change this password immediately:
# oaconfig changepassword openattic Changing password for user 'openattic' Password: <enter password> Password (again): <re-enter password> Password changed successfully for user 'openattic'
Now, your openATTIC storage system can be managed via the user interface.
See Getting started for instructions on how to access the web user interface.
If you don’t want to manage your users locally, consult the chapter Configuring Authentication and Single Sign-On for alternative methods for authentication and authorization.
Installing additional openATTIC Modules¶
After installing openATTIC, you can install additional modules
openattic-module-<module-name>), by using your operating system’s native
package manager, i.e.:
# apt-get install openattic-module-drbd # Debian/Ubuntu # yum install openattic-module-btrfs # RHEL/CentOS
Don’t forget to run
oaconfig install after installing new modules.
Enabling Ceph Support in openATTIC¶
Ceph support in openATTIC is currently developed against Ceph 10.2 aka “Jewel”. Older Ceph versions may not work as expected. If your Linux distribution ships an older version of Ceph (as most currently do), please either use the upstream Ceph package repositories or find an alternative package repository for your distribution that provides a version of Ceph that meets the requirements. Note that this applies to both the version of the Ceph tools installed on the openATTIC node as well as the version running on your Ceph cluster.
To set up openATTIC with Ceph you first have to copy the Ceph administrator keyring and configuration from your Ceph admin node to your local openATTIC system.
From your Ceph admin node, you can perform this step by using
(assuming that you can perform SSH logins from the admin node into the
# ceph-deploy admin openattic.yourdomain.com
On the openATTIC node, you should then have the following files:
Please ensure that these files are actually readable by the openATTIC user
openattic) and the Nagios/Icinga user account (usually
icinga) that runs the related Nagios checks. In a default installation,
these users are added to the group
openattic, so it should be sufficient
to make sure these files are either world-readable or owned and readable by
# chgrp openattic /etc/ceph/ceph.conf /etc/ceph/ceph.client.admin.keyring # chmod g+r /etc/ceph/ceph.conf /etc/ceph/ceph.client.admin.keyring
Alternatively, you can copy these files manually.
openATTIC supports managing multiple Ceph clusters, provided they have different
names and FSIDs. You can add another cluster by copying the cluster’s admin
keyring and configuration into
/etc/ceph using a different cluster name,
development instead of the default name
The next step is to install the openATTIC Ceph module
openattic-module-ceph on your
# apt-get install openattic-module-ceph - or - # yum install openattic-module-ceph
The packages should automatically install any additionally required packages. The last step is to recreate your openATTIC configuration:
# oaconfig install