OpenStack Object Storage won't be of much use if it cannot access the hard drives where our data is stored; therefore, being able to detect and replace failed hard drives is essential. OpenStack Object Storage can be configured to detect hard drive failures with the
swift-drive-audit command. This will allow us to detect failures so that we can replace the failed hard drive, which is essential to the system health and performance.
Ensure that you are logged in to the
swift-proxy nodes. If you created this node with Vagrant, you can access it by issuing the following commands:
vagrant ssh swift-proxy vagrant ssh swift-01
To detect a failing hard drive, carry out the following steps: