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Krew Plugin

The Rook Krew plugin is a tool to help troubleshoot your Rook cluster. Here are a few of the operations that the plugin will assist with: - Health of the Rook pods - Health of the Ceph cluster - Create "debug" pods for mons and OSDs that are in need of special Ceph maintenance operations - Restart the operator - Purge an OSD - Run any ceph command

See the kubectl-rook-ceph documentation for more details.


  • Install Krew
  • Install Rook plugin
      kubectl krew install rook-ceph

Ceph Commands

  • Run any ceph command with kubectl rook-ceph ceph <args>. For example, get the Ceph status:
      kubectl rook-ceph ceph status


  id:     a1ac6554-4cc8-4c3b-a8a3-f17f5ec6f529
  health: HEALTH_OK

  mon: 3 daemons, quorum a,b,c (age 11m)
  mgr: a(active, since 10m)
  mds: 1/1 daemons up, 1 hot standby
  osd: 3 osds: 3 up (since 10m), 3 in (since 8d)

  volumes: 1/1 healthy
  pools:   6 pools, 137 pgs
  objects: 34 objects, 4.1 KiB
  usage:   58 MiB used, 59 GiB / 59 GiB avail
  pgs:     137 active+clean

  client:   1.2 KiB/s rd, 2 op/s rd, 0 op/s wr

Reference: Ceph Status

Debug Mode

Debug mode can be useful when a MON or OSD needs advanced maintenance operations that require the daemon to be stopped. Ceph tools such as ceph-objectstore-tool, ceph-bluestore-tool, or ceph-monstore-tool are commonly used in these scenarios. Debug mode will set up the MON or OSD so that these commands can be run.

  • Start the debug pod for mon b

      kubectl rook-ceph debug start rook-ceph-mon-b

  • Stop the debug pod for mon b

      kubectl rook-ceph debug stop rook-ceph-mon-b

Reference: Debug Mode