The Ceph Blog

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

  • June 1, 2018
    v13.2.0 Mimic released

    This is the first stable release of Mimic, the next long term release series. Please read the upgrade notes from previous releases carefully before upgrading. Major Changes from Luminous¶ Dashboard: The (read-only) Ceph manager dashboard introduced in Ceph Luminous has been replaced with a new implementation inspired by and derived from the openATTIC Ceph management …Read more

  • May 31, 2018
    Ceph Community Newsletter, May 2018 edition

    Hey Cephers! May 2018 was a very busy month for the project: the final development stages for Ceph Mimic release, the Ceph User Survey and several community events including KubeCon Europe in Copenhagen, Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver and openSUSECon in Prague. Here’s a summary of our activities and …Read more

  • May 11, 2018
    v13.1.0 Mimic RC1 released

    This is the first release candidate for mimic, the next long term release. While this is not the final production release yet, consider testing this on your testing and non production clusters for a preview of upcoming features and importantly report any bugs in the tracker. Notable Changes¶ core: The pg force-recovery command will not …Read more

  • April 30, 2018
    Ceph Community Newsletter, April 2018 edition

    Hey Cephers! March was a very busy month for Ceph Project that we are releasing the Newsletter on April. Besides all Mimic development tasks we had our first Cephalocon in Beijing and we have lots of cool things to share with our vibrant community on this newsletter. We hope you enjoy it! Announcements Ceph user …Read more

  • April 24, 2018
    v12.2.5 Luminous released

    This is the fifth bugfix release of Luminous v12.2.x long term stable release series. This release contains a range of bug fixes across all compoenents of Ceph. We recommend all the users of 12.2.x series to update. Notable Changes MGR The ceph-rest-api command-line tool included in the ceph-mon package has been obsoleted by the MGR …Read more

  • April 23, 2018
    Cephalocon APAC 2018 Report

    On March 22-23, 2018 the first Cephalocon in the world was successfully held in Beijing, China. During the two conference days over 1000 people including developers, users, companies, community members and other Ceph enthusiasts attended to the 52 keynotes and talks about Enterprise applications, Development, Operation and Maintenance practices. Cephalocon was possible because the support …Read more

  • April 5, 2018
    Monitoring VDO Volumes

    My previous post showed you how to get deduplication working on Linux with VDO. In some ways, that’s the post that could cause trouble – if you start using vdo across a number of hosts, how can you easily establish monitoring or even alerting? So that’s the problem we’re going to focus on in this …Read more

  • April 4, 2018
    Shrinking Your Storage Requirements with VDO

    Whether you’re using proprietary storage arrays or software defined storage, the actual cost of capacity can sometimes provoke responses like, “why do you you need all that space?” or “OK, but that’s all the storage you’re going to get, so make it last“. The problem is that storage is a commodity resource, it’s like toner …Read more

  • February 28, 2018
    Ceph Community Newsletter, Feb 2018 edition

    Hey Cephers! We are starting this new section on Ceph website to talk about the project highlights on a monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy it! Project updates The SUSE OpenAttic team is porting their management dashboard upstream into ceph-mgr, where it will replace the current ‘dashboard’ module and be expanded to include greater management …Read more

  • February 28, 2018
    v12.2.4 Luminous Released

    This is the fourth bugfix release of Luminous v12.2.x long term stable release series. This was primarily intended to fix a few build, ceph-volume/ceph-disk and RGW issues. We recommend all the users of 12.2.x series to update. Notable Changes¶ ceph-volume: adds support to zap encrypted devices (issue#22878, pr#20545, Andrew Schoen) ceph-volume: log the current running …Read more

  • February 21, 2018
    v12.2.3 Luminous released

    This is the third bugfix release of Luminous v12.2.x long term stable release series. It contains a range of bug fixes and a few features across Bluestore, CephFS, RBD & RGW. We recommend all the users of 12.2.x series update. Notable Changes¶ CephFS: The CephFS client now checks for older kernels’ inability to reliably clear …Read more

  • December 11, 2017
    Want to Install Ceph, but afraid of Ansible?

    There is no doubt that Ansible is a pretty cool automation engine for provisioning and configuration management. ceph-ansible builds on this versatility to deliver what is probably the most flexible Ceph deployment tool out there. However, some of you may not want to get to grips with Ansible before you install Ceph…weird right? No, not really. …Read more