The Ceph Blog

Ceph blog stories provide high-level spotlights on our customers all over the world

  • May 30, 2014
    Ceph Calamari Goes Open Source

    Today Red Hat is following through on one of my favorite promises from the acquisition: we’re open sourcing Calamari, the management platform for Ceph. Originally delivered as a proprietary dashboard included with Inktank Ceph Enterprise, Calamari has some really great visualization stuff for your cluster as well as the long term goal of being the …Read more

  • November 12, 2013
    Updates to Ceph tgt (iSCSI) support

    In a previous blog post I introduced work we’ve done to the user-space tgt iSCSI project to allow exporting RADOS block device (rbd) images as iSCSI targets. I’ve recently taken a short break from working on the Calamari project to update that support to bypass some limitations and add some functionality. The tgt-admin utility now […]

  • September 26, 2013
    On the Road to a Better Ceph-Deploy

    Ceph-deploy is the easy deployment tool for Ceph, but for a while it caused more than one headache: almost no logging and no clear error messages when something went wrong. There has been a *lot* of effort trying to get those (and other) issues ironed out and making ceph-deploy way better. Like, ridiculously better. This […]

  • June 11, 2013
    New Ceph Backend to Lower Disk Requirements

    I get a fair number of questions on the current Ceph blueprints, especially those coming from the community. Loic Dachary, one of the owners of the Erasure Encoding blueprint, has done a great job taking a look at some of issues at hand. When evaluating Ceph to run a new storage service, the replication factor […]

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