Category Archives: howto

Deploying Ceph with ceph-deploy

If you have deployed Ceph recently without the assistance of an orchestration tool like Chef or Juju you may have noticed there has been a lot of attention on ceph-deploy. Ceph-deploy is the new stand-alone way to deploy Ceph (replacing mkcephfs) that relies only on ssh, sudo, and some Python to get the job done. [...]

Deploying Ceph with Juju

NOTE: This guide is out of date. Please see the included documentation on the more recent charms in the charmstore. The last few weeks have been very exciting for Inktank and Ceph. There have been a number of community examples of how people are deploying or using Ceph in the wild. From the ComodIT orchestration [...]

Deploying Ceph with ComodIT

At this year’s Cloud Expo Europe I had a nice chat with the guys from ComodIT who are making some interesting deployment and orchestration tools. They were kind enough to include their work in a blog post earlier this week and give me permission to replicate it here for your consumption. As always, if any [...]

Building a Public AMI with Ceph and OpenStack

In an effort to show people how OpenStack and Ceph work together I decided it would be fun to build an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for their Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). This would give folks the ability to showcase the integration, end users a working example, and developers a potentially easy starting environment to build [...]

Deploying Ceph with a Crowbar

We have seen users deploying Ceph in a number of different ways, which is just plain awesome! I have spoken with people deploying with makecephfs, ceph-deploy, Juju, Chef, and even the beginnings of some Puppet work. However, thanks to collaboration between Inktank and Dell there is a really solid deployment pathway using Dell’s Crowbar tool [...]

Monitoring a Ceph Cluster

Ok, so you have gone through the five minute quickstart guide, learned a bit about Ceph, and stood a pre-production server up to test real data and operations…now what? Over the past couple of weeks we have gotten quite a few questions about monitoring and troubleshooting a Ceph cluster once you have one. Thankfully, our [...]

Getting Involved with Ceph

The Ceph community is made up of many individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds, from FOSS hacker to corporate architect. We feel very fortunate to have such a great, and active, community. Even more so lately, as we have been fielding a number of questions on how best to become a more active participant [...]

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