Setting up SMB

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

#Services

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.

#Shares

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