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Ceph Rest API

Pack Assets


The Centreon Pack Ceph brings a host template:

  • App-Ceph-Restapi-custom

It brings the following service templates:

Service AliasService TemplateDefaultDiscovery

Discovery rules

Rule nameDescription
App-Ceph-Restapi-Pool-NameDiscover pools and monitor utilization

Collected metrics & status

Metric nameDescriptionUnit
health statusCurrent overall cluster status


To monitor your Ceph, a user with read privileges is required. Please refer to their official documentation:


  1. Install the Centreon package on every Centreon poller expected to monitor Ceph RestAPI resources:
yum install centreon-plugin-Applications-Ceph-Restapi
  1. On the Centreon web interface, install the Ceph RestAPI Centreon Pack on the Configuration > Monitoring Connector Manager page.



  • Log into Centreon and add a new host through Configuration > Hosts.
  • Fill the Name, Alias & IP Address / DNS fields according to your Ceph RestAPI server settings.
  • Apply the App-Ceph-Restapi-custom template to the host.
  • Once the template is applied, fill in the corresponding macros. Some macros are mandatory.
XCEPHAPIPORTPort used (Default: 8443)
XCEPHAPIPROTOSpecify http if needed (default: 'https')
CEPHAPIEXTRAOPTIONSAny extra option you may want to add to the command (eg. a --verbose flag)

How to check in the CLI that the configuration is OK and what are the main options for?

Once the plugin is installed, log into your Centreon poller's CLI using the centreon-engine user account (su - centreon-engine) and test the plugin by running the following command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins/ \
--plugin=apps::ceph::restapi::plugin \
--mode=osd \
--hostname='' \
--port='8443' \
--proto='https' \
--api-username='my-username' \
--api-password='my-password' \

The expected command output is shown below:

OK: Number of osd detected: 3, online 100.00% (3 on 3), participating 100.00% (3 on 3) | 'osd.detected.count'=3;;;0; ''=3;;;0;3 ''=100.00%;;;0;100 'osd.participating.count'=3;;;0;3 'osd.participating.percentage'=100.00%;;;0;100

All available options for a given mode can be displayed by adding the --help parameter to the command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins/ \
--plugin=apps::ceph::restapi::plugin \
--mode=osd \

All available modes can be displayed by adding the --list-mode parameter to the command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins/ \
--plugin=apps::ceph::restapi::plugin \


Please find the troubleshooting documentation for the API-based plugins in this chapter.