The Ceph Blog

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

  • February 19, 2013
    v0.57 released

    We’ve been spending a lot of time working on bobtail-related stabilization and bug fixes, but our next development release v0.57 is finally here!  Notable changes include: osd: default to libaio for the journal (some performance boost) osd: validate snap collections on startup osd: ceph-filestore-dump tool for debugging osd: deep-scrub omap keys/values ceph tool: some CLI […]

  • December 13, 2012
    v0.55.1 released

    There were some packaging and init script issues with v0.55, so a small point release is out. It fixes a few odds and ends: init-ceph: typo (new ‘fs type’ stuff was broken) debian: fixed conflicting upstart and sysvinit scripts auth: fixed default auth settings osd: dropped some broken asserts librbd: fix locking bug, race with […]

  • December 13, 2012
    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 […]

  • December 6, 2012
    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 […]

  • December 4, 2012
    v0.55 released

    We had originally planned to make v0.55 a long-term stable release, but a lot of last-minute changes and fixes went into this cycle, so we are going to wait another cycle and make v0.56 bobtail.   A lot of work went into v0.55, however.  If you aren’t running argonaut (v0.48.*), please give v0.55 a try […]

  • November 19, 2012
    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 […]

  • November 14, 2012
    v0.54 released

    The v0.54 development release is ready!  This will be the last development release before v0.55 “bobtail,” our next long-term stable release, is ready.  Notable changes this time around include: osd: use entire device if journal is a block device osd: new caps structure (see below) osd: backfill target reservations (improve performance during recovery) ceph-fuse: many […]

  • November 9, 2012
    Ceph Performance Part 2: Write Throughput Without SSD Journals

    INTRODUCTION Hello again! If you are new around these parts you may want to start out by reading the first article in this series available here. For the rest of you, I am sure you are no doubt aware by now of the epic battle that Mark Shuttleworth and I are waging over who can […]

  • November 6, 2012
    Our Very First Ceph Day

    Last Friday we had our very first day-long workshop dedicated to Ceph…in beautiful Amsterdam! The Ceph project has had a nice, long string of “firsts” lately and it was exciting to witness this one in person. The event was organized by Inktank and 42on, a new Ceph company and this month’s Featured Contributor! The team […]

  • October 17, 2012
    Ceph is the new black. It goes with everything!

    In my (rather brief) time digging in to Ceph and working with the community, most discussions generally boil down to two questions: “How does Ceph work?” and “What can I do with Ceph?” The first question has garnered a fair amount of attention in our outreach efforts. Ross Turk’s post “More Than an Object Store” […]

  • October 16, 2012
    v0.53 released

    Another development release of Ceph is ready, v0.53.  We are getting pretty close to what will be frozen for the next stable release (bobtail), so if you would like a preview, give this one a go.  Notable changes include: librbd: image locking rbd: fix list command when more than 1024 (format 2) images osd: backfill […]

  • October 15, 2012
    Ceph Block Devices in OpenStack Folsom

    The latest version of OpenStack, Folsom, was recently released. This release makes block devices in general, and Ceph block devices (RBD) in particular, much easier to use. If you’re not familiar with OpenStack terminology, there are a few things you should know before proceeding: instance – a virtual machine image – a template for a […]

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