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Mastering Ceph

By : Nick Fisk
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Mastering Ceph

By: Nick Fisk

Overview of this book

Mastering Ceph covers all that you need to know to use Ceph effectively. Starting with design goals and planning steps that should be undertaken to ensure successful deployments, you will be guided through to setting up and deploying the Ceph cluster, with the help of orchestration tools. Key areas of Ceph including Bluestore, Erasure coding and cache tiering will be covered with help of examples. Development of applications which use Librados and Distributed computations with shared object classes are also covered. A section on tuning will take you through the process of optimisizing both Ceph and its supporting infrastructure. Finally, you will learn to troubleshoot issues and handle various scenarios where Ceph is likely not to recover on its own. By the end of the book, you will be able to successfully deploy and operate a resilient high performance Ceph cluster.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

What you need for this book

This book assumes medium-level knowledge of Linux operating systems and basic knowledge of storage technologies and networking. Although the book will go through a simple multi-node setup of a Ceph cluster, it is advisable that you have some prior experience of using Ceph. Although the book uses VirtualBox, feel free to use any other lab environment, such as VMware Workstation.

This book requires that you have enough resources to run the whole Ceph lab environment. The minimum hardware or virtual requirements are as follows:

  • CPU: 2 cores
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Disk space: 40 GB

You will need the following software:

  • VirtualBox
  • Vagrant

Internet connectivity is required to install the packages that are part of the examples in each chapter.