The Ceph Blog

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

  • May 2, 2013
    Ceph Developer Summit Looms

    The Ceph developer summit that we announced a few weeks ago is nearly upon us! Since the event is next week we wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the details for participation and attendence. Summit Date: 07 May @ 8a – 2p PDT (GMT -8) The community has already been hard at […]

  • April 25, 2013
    Ceph Community Expands “Geek on Duty”

    Last month Inktank launched a community help program that we called “Office Hours” in an attempt to provide specific hours where an engineer would be available to answer questions from the community. These efforts have done a lot for both the ability to answer questions, as well as the ability for our engineers to focus […]

  • April 25, 2013
    Ceph and Cinder multi-backend

    Grizzly brought the multi-backend functionality to cinder and tons of new drivers. The main purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can take advantage of the tiering capability of Ceph.

    I. Ceph

    To configure Ceph to use different storage…

  • April 22, 2013
    Play with Ceph – Vagrant Box

    Materials to start playing with Ceph. This Vagrant box contains a all-in-one Ceph installation.

    I. Setup

    First Download and Install Vagrant.

    Download the Ceph box: here. This box contains one virtual machine:

    Ceph VM contains 2 OSDs (1 disk e…

  • April 15, 2013
    Ceph Mania

    Ceph is super hot. When people tell me that storage can’t be sexy, I can’t help but feel like Ceph can be! I was out in our L.A. office last week, and the first thing I saw when I showed up was this: A Ceph fanboy working with a multi-petabyte deployment of Ceph decided to […]

  • April 15, 2013
    One More chef-client Run

    Carrying on from my last post, the failed chef-client run came down to the init script in ceph 0.56 not yet knowing how to iterate /var/lib/ceph/{mon,osd,mds} and automatically start the appropriate daemons. This functionality seems to have been introduced in 0.58 or so by commit c8f528a. So I gave it another shot with a build …Read more

  • April 12, 2013
    Ceph Developer Summit: Dumpling

    Come one, come all, to the world’s first (virtual) Ceph Developer Summit! Now that the Ceph project has moved to a regular release schedule we are trying to be more transparent about the planning process. To that end, we would like to invite participation from any interested parties as the next release of Ceph (and […]

  • April 11, 2013
    The Ceph Chef Experiment

    Sometimes it’s most interesting to just dive in and see what breaks. There’s a Chef cookbook for Ceph on github which seems rather more recently developed than the one in SUSE-Cloud/barclamp-ceph, and seeing as its use is documented in the Ceph manual, I reckon that’s the one I want to be using. Of course, the README says “Tested …Read more

  • April 4, 2013
    Ceph support in OpenNebula 4.0

    The Ceph team has been extremely blessed with the number of new people who choose to become involved with our community in some way. Even more exciting are the sheer numbers of people committing code and integration work, and the folks from OpenNebula are a great example of this in action. At the end of […]

  • April 2, 2013
    v0.60 released

    Another sprint and another release! This is the last development release before v0.61 Cuttlefish, which is due out in 4 weeks (around May 1). The next few weeks will be focused on making sure everything we’ve built over the last few months is rock solid and ready for you. We will have an -rc release […]

  • March 28, 2013
    Ceph is in EPEL, and why Red Hat users should care

    EPEL is Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux, a project that ports software that is part of the Fedora community distribution to the slower-moving RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) distribution (and its derivatives) used by many enterprises. One problem for RHEL users is that although the distribution tends to be rock solid, that stability comes at […]

  • March 28, 2013
    Ceph at World Hosting Days 2013

    Last week a couple of the Inktank crew joined Dell, and nearly 5,000 other people, at the World Hosting Days event in Rust, Germany. Nestled in the sleepy streets of an off-season Europa Park, this conference had it all. From tech geeks and business experts to roller coasters and a mechanical bull (don’t believe me, […]

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