The Ceph Blog

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

  • June 3, 2014
    v0.81 released

    This is the first development release since Firefly. It includes a lot of work that we delayed merging while stabilizing things. Lots of new functionality, as well as several fixes that are baking a bit before getting backported. UPGRADING CephFS support for the legacy anchor table has finally been removed. Users with file systems created …Read more

  • June 2, 2014
    Ceph Developer Summit: G/H

    Hard to believe another quarter has gone by in the world of Ceph development! So much has happened with the release of Firefly (late, but well worth the wait!), another smashing OpenStack Developer Summit, and of course the acquisition of Inktank. As the dust settles from all of the hustle and bustle we’re looking to …Read more

  • 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

  • May 21, 2014
    v0.67.9 Dumpling released

    This Dumpling point release fixes several minor bugs. The most prevalent in the field is one that occasionally prevents OSDs from starting on recently created clusters. We recommand that all Dumpling users upgrade at their convenience. NOTABLE CHANGES ceph-fuse, libcephfs: client admin socket command to kick and inspect MDS sessions (#8021, Zheng Yan) monclient: fix …Read more

  • May 12, 2014
    v0.80.1 Firefly released

    This first Firefly point release fixes a few bugs, the most visible being a problem that prevents scrub from completing in some cases. NOTABLE CHANGES osd: revert incomplete scrub fix (Samuel Just) rgw: fix stripe calculation for manifest objects (Yehuda Sadeh) rgw: improve handling, memory usage for abort reads (Yehuda Sadeh) rgw: send Swift user …Read more

  • May 7, 2014
    v0.80 Firefly released

    We did it!  Firefly is built and pushed out to the ceph.com repositories. This release will form the basis for our long-term supported release Firefly, v0.80.x. The big new features are support for erasure coding and cache tiering, although a broad range of other features, fixes, and improvements have been made across the code base. …Read more

  • May 6, 2014
    Storage Hackathon Before OpenStack Developer Summit!

    For those of you attending the OpenStack Developer Summit next week in Atlanta, don’t miss the Open Source Storage Hackathon the Sunday before! Originally slated as a Gluster community event, our Red Hat family has expanded it to include all manner of Open Source storage hacking fodder. Read below for John Mark Walker’s description of …Read more

  • May 1, 2014
    v0.67.8 Dumpling released

    This Dumpling point release fixes several non-critical issues since v0.67.7. The most notable bug fixes are an auth fix in librbd (observed as an occasional crash from KVM), an improvement in the network failure detection with the monitor, and several hard to hit OSD crashes or hangs. We recommend that all users upgrade at their …Read more

  • April 30, 2014
    Red Hat to acquire Inktank

    Today we are announcing some very big news: Red Hat is acquiring Inktank, the company behind Ceph. We are very excited about what this means for Ceph, the community, the team, our partners, and our customers. Ceph has come a long way in the ten years since the first line of code has been written, …Read more

  • April 7, 2014
    v0.79 released

    This release is intended to serve as a release candidate for firefly, which will hopefully be v0.80. No changes are being made to the code base at this point except those that fix bugs. Please test this release if you intend to make use of the new erasure-coded pools or cache tiers in firefly. This …Read more

  • March 22, 2014
    v0.78 released

    This development release includes two key features: erasure coding and cache tiering. A huge amount of code was merged for this release and several additional weeks were spent stabilizing the code base, and it is now in a state where it is ready to be tested by a broader user base. This is not the firefly release. …Read more

  • March 7, 2014
    Ceph Days and Developer Summit Giant

    The past couple of weeks have been a veritable sharknado of activity for the Ceph Community. From our most successful Ceph Day yet last week in Frankfurt, Germany, to another great quarterly developer summit as work begins on the “Giant” release. It is great to see that the engagement and adoption trends are continuing and …Read more

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