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  • August 12, 2019
    Ceph Community Newsletter, July 2019 edition

    Announcements Ceph Upstream Documenter Opportunity While the Ceph community continues to grow and the software improves, an essential part of our success will be a focus on improving our documentation. We’re excited to announce a new contract opportunity that would be funded by the Ceph Foundation to help with this initiative. Below is the contract …Read more

  • August 7, 2019
    The first telemetry results are in

    Since the Mimic (13.2.x) release, Ceph includes the telemetry module. This (opt-in) component sends anonymous, non-identifiable metrics about the cluster back to the Ceph project. These include for example high-level summaries of pool configuration, number of nodes and OSDs, as well Ceph, OS, kernel versions, crashes encountered, and total cluster capacity. More details are available …Read more

  • July 26, 2019
    Ceph Upstream Documenter Opportunity

    While the Ceph community continues to grow and the software improves, an essential part of our success will be a focus on improving our documentation. We’re excited to announce a new contract opportunity that would be funded by the Ceph Foundation to help with this initiative. Below is the contract description. Deliverables and Responsibilities: Create, …Read more

  • July 24, 2019
    New in Nautilus: Orchestrator

    Ceph Nautilus introduces a new orchestrator interface that provides the ability to control external deployment tools like ceph-ansible, DeepSea or Rook.  The vision is to provide a bridge between administrators, Ceph, and external deployment systems. In order to accomplish that, the orchestrator interface enables the Ceph dashboard or the ceph command line tool to access to data provided by different deployment tools …Read more

  • July 22, 2019
    v14.2.2 Nautilus released

    This is the second bug fix release of Ceph Nautilus release series. We recommend all Nautilus users upgrade to this release. For upgrading from older releases of ceph, general guidelines for upgrade to nautilus must be followed Upgrading from Mimic or Luminous. Notable Changes¶ The no{up,down,in,out} related commands have been revamped. There are now 2 …Read more

  • July 11, 2019
    Part – 4 : RHCS 3.2 Bluestore Advanced Performance Investigation

    Introduction Recap: In Blog Episode-3 We have covered RHCS cluster scale-out performance and have observed that, upon adding 60% of additional hardware resources we can get 95% higher IOPS, this demonstrates the scale-out nature of Red Hat Ceph Storage Cluster. This is the fourth episode of the performance blog series on RHCS 3.2 BlueStore running …Read more

  • July 1, 2019
    New Ceph Foundation associate member: SWITCH

    Eight months ago the Ceph Foundation was announced with 31 founding organization members to create an open, collaborative, and neutral home for project stakeholders to coordinate their development and community investments in the Ceph ecosystem.  Since then, three more members have joined, two as General members and one as an Associate member. Today we’re excited …Read more

  • June 18, 2019
    New in Nautilus: RBD Performance Monitoring

    Prior to Nautilus, Ceph storage administrators have not had access to any built-in RBD performance monitoring and metrics gathering tools. While a storage administrator could monitor high-level cluster or OSD IO metrics, oftentimes this was too coarse-grained to determine the source of noisy neighbor workloads running on top of RBD images. The best available workaround, …Read more

  • June 5, 2019
    Ceph Community Newsletter, April 2019 edition

    Announcements Nautilus Shirts are now available: March 19 we announced the new release of Ceph Nautilus! Take a look at our blog post that captures the major features and upgrade notes. Watch the talk from Sage Weil, co-creator and project leader, on the state of the cephalopod. We’re now pleased to announce the availability of …Read more

  • June 4, 2019
    v13.2.6 Mimic released

    This is the sixth bugfix release of the Mimic v13.2.x long term stable release series. We recommend all Mimic users upgrade. Notable Changes¶ Ceph v13.2.6 now packages python bindings for python3.6 instead of python3.4, because EPEL7 recently switched from python3.4 to python3.6 as the native python3. See the announcement for more details on the background …Read more

  • May 18, 2019
    New in Nautilus: CephFS Improvements

    Work continues to improve the CephFS file system in Nautilus. As with the rest of Ceph, we have been dedicating significant developer time towards improving usability and stability. The following sections go through each of these works in detail MDS stability MDS stability has been a major focus for developers in the past two releases. …Read more

  • May 14, 2019
    New in Nautilus: New Dashboard Functionality

    The Ceph Dashboard shipped with Ceph Mimic was the first step in replacing the original read-only dashboard with a more flexible and extensible architecture and adding management functionality derived from the openATTIC project. One goal for the team working on the dashboard for Ceph Nautilus was to reach feature parity with openATTIC, and we’re quite …Read more

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