OpenStack Object Storage Managers

The OpenStack Object Storage (openstack-swift) service provides cloud object storage.

To use the OpenStack Object Storage service as a storage manager, you must first add an OpenStack cloud provider to your ManageIQ appliance and enable events. The Object Storage service will be automatically discovered by ManageIQ and added to the Storage Managers list in ManageIQ. See Adding OpenStack Providers for instructions on adding a cloud provider and enabling events.

Viewing Object Stores

The object store summary page shows details including the object store’s size, parent cloud, storage manager, cloud tenant, and the number of cloud objects on the object store.

In ManageIQ, view object stores on a object storage manager by following these steps:

  1. Browse to menu: Storage > Object Stores to display a list of object store containers.

  2. Click a container to open a summary page for that object store container.

  3. Click Cloud Objects to view a list of object stores in the object store container.

  4. Click an object store from the list to view the object store’s summary page.

Viewing a Swift Manager’s Timeline

In ManageIQ, view events for a Swift storage manager by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to menu:Storage[Storage Providers].

  2. Select your OpenStack Swift manager to go to the Swift manager’s summary page.

  3. Click Monitoring (Monitoring), and then Timelines (Timelines) to view the events timeline for the manager.

  4. View a timeline of either management events or policy events:

    1. To view management events, select Management Events.

    2. Specify the type of event to view.

    3. Specify the timeline for the events to view.

    4. Click Apply.

  5. To view policy events, select Policy Events.

    1. Specify if you want to view successful events, failed events, or both.

    2. Specify the timeline for the events to view.

    3. Click Apply.