The Ceph Blog

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

  • April 26, 2016
    504 OSD Ceph cluster on converged microserver ethernet drives

    When Ceph was originally designed a decade ago, the concept was that “intelligent” disk drives with some modest processing capability could store objects instead of blocks and take an active role in replicating, migrating, or repairing data within the system.  In contrast to conventional disk drives, a smart object-based drive could coordinate with other drives …Read more

  • April 22, 2016
    2016 Google Summer of Code Underway

    The Ceph project would like to congratulate the following students on their acceptance to the 2016 Google Summer of Code program, and the Ceph project: Student Project Shehbaz Jaffer BlueStore Victor Araujo End-to-end Performance Visualization Aburudha Bose Improve Overall Python Infrastructure Zhao Junwang Over-the-wire Encryption Support Oleh Prypin Python 3 Support for Ceph These five …Read more

  • April 21, 2016
    v10.2.0 Jewel released

    This major release of Ceph will be the foundation for the next long-term stable release. There have been many major changes since the Infernalis (9.2.x) and Hammer (0.94.x) releases, and the upgrade process is non-trivial. Please read these release notes carefully. MAJOR CHANGES FROM INFERNALIS

  • March 8, 2016
    v10.0.4 released

    This is the fourth and last development release before Jewel. The next release will be a release candidate with the final set of features. Big items include RGW static website support, librbd journal framework, fixed mon sync of config-key data, C++11 updates, and bluestore/kstore. Note that, due to general developer busyness, we aren’t building official …Read more

  • February 26, 2016
    v9.2.1 Infernalis released

    This Infernalis point release fixes several packagins and init script issues, enables the librbd objectmap feature by default, a few librbd bugs, and a range of miscellaneous bug fixes across the system. We recommend that all infernalis v9.2.0 users upgrade. For more detailed information, see the complete changelog. NOTABLE CHANGES

  • February 23, 2016
    v0.94.6 Hammer released

    This Hammer point release fixes a range of bugs, most notably a fix for unbounded growth of the monitor’s leveldb store, and a workaround in the OSD to keep most xattrs small enough to be stored inline in XFS inodes. We recommend that all hammer v0.94.x users upgrade. For more detailed information, see the complete …Read more

  • February 10, 2016
    v10.0.3 released

    This is the fourth development release for Jewel. Several big pieces have been added this release, including BlueStore (a new backend for OSD to replace FileStore), many ceph-disk fixes, a new CRUSH tunable that improves mapping stability, a new librados object enumeration API, and a whole slew of OSD and RADOS optimizations. Note that, due …Read more

  • January 14, 2016
    Community Update: Welcome to 2016!

    It has been quite a while since a coordinated Ceph update has made it to the Ceph blog, so I figured it was time to gather all of the various threads and make sure they were in a single place for consumption. Quite a lot is happening in the Ceph world and, depending on what …Read more

  • January 14, 2016
    v10.0.2 released

    This development release includes a raft of changes and improvements for Jewel. Key additions include CephFS scrub/repair improvements, an AIX and Solaris port of librados, many librbd journaling additions and fixes, extended per-pool options, and NBD driver for RBD (rbd-nbd) that allows librbd to present a kernel-level block device on Linux, multitenancy support for RGW, …Read more

  • November 23, 2015
    v10.0.0 released

    This is the first development release for the Jewel cycle.  We are off to a good start, with lots of performance improvements flowing into the tree.  We are targeting sometime in Q1 2016 for the final Jewel. NOTABLE CHANGES

  • November 19, 2015
    v0.80.11 Firefly released

    This is a bugfix release for Firefly.  As the Firefly 0.80.x series is nearing its planned end of life in January 2016 it may also be the last. We recommend that all Firefly users upgrade. For more detailed information, see the complete changelog. NOTABLE CHANGES

  • November 18, 2015
    Melbourne Ceph Day – A recap with videos

    In case you didn’t know, Ceph Days are a series of regular events in support of the Ceph community that happen at locations around the world from New York to Berlin, and more recently in APAC to Shanghai and Melbourne. The Melbourne edition on November 5th, 2015 was Australia’s first ever Ceph Day. It was …Read more