Setting up SMB

You can access your CephFS block storage via SMB, by creating SMB gateways. Unlike NFS, SMB gateways will handle failover automatically.


First create the SMB services:

  • Navigate to http://mgmt-node:8080/services
  • Press + SMB in the action bar at the bottom of your window
  • Add virtual IPs
  • Select servers and their interfaces in orde
SMB Service Creation

Once the services are created, you will be redirected to the SMB view.


Now to access the created SMB gateways, you need to create a Share:

  • Press + Add share
  • Enter the CephFS filesystem path
  • Specify the access rights
SMB Share Creation