PLEASE NOTE: This document applies to v0.8 version and not to the latest stable release v1.9

    Rook Toolbox

    The Rook toolbox is a container with common tools used for rook debugging and testing. The toolbox is based on CentOS, so more tools of your choosing can be easily installed with yum.

    Running the Toolbox in Kubernetes

    The rook toolbox can run as a pod in a Kubernetes cluster. After you ensure you have a running Kubernetes cluster with rook deployed (see the Kubernetes instructions), launch the rook-ceph-tools pod.

    Save the tools spec as toolbox.yaml:

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Pod
      name: rook-ceph-tools
      namespace: rook-ceph
      dnsPolicy: ClusterFirstWithHostNet
      - name: rook-ceph-tools
        image: rook/ceph-toolbox:v0.8.3
        imagePullPolicy: IfNotPresent
          - name: ROOK_ADMIN_SECRET
                name: rook-ceph-mon
                key: admin-secret
          privileged: true
          - mountPath: /dev
            name: dev
          - mountPath: /sys/bus
            name: sysbus
          - mountPath: /lib/modules
            name: libmodules
          - name: mon-endpoint-volume
            mountPath: /etc/rook
      hostNetwork: false
        - name: dev
            path: /dev
        - name: sysbus
            path: /sys/bus
        - name: libmodules
            path: /lib/modules
        - name: mon-endpoint-volume
            name: rook-ceph-mon-endpoints
            - key: data
              path: mon-endpoints

    Launch the rook-ceph-tools pod:

    kubectl create -f toolbox.yaml

    Wait for the toolbox pod to download its container and get to the running state:

    kubectl -n rook-ceph get pod rook-ceph-tools

    Once the rook-ceph-tools pod is running, you can connect to it with:

    kubectl -n rook-ceph exec -it rook-ceph-tools bash

    All available tools in the toolbox are ready for your troubleshooting needs. Example:

    ceph status
    ceph osd status
    ceph df
    rados df

    When you are done with the toolbox, remove the pod:

    kubectl -n rook-ceph delete pod rook-ceph-tools

    Troubleshooting without the Toolbox

    The Ceph tools will commonly be the only tools needed to troubleshoot a cluster. In that case, you can connect to any of the rook pods and execute the ceph commands in the same way that you would in the toolbox pod such as the mon pods or the operator pod. If connecting to the mon pods, make sure you connect to the mon most recently started. The mons keep the config updated in memory after starting and may not have the latest config on disk. For example, after starting the cluster connect to the mon2 pod instead of mon0.