Ceph Cookbook

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Learn
  • Understand, install, configure, and manage the Ceph storage system
  • Get to grips with performance tuning and benchmarking, and gain practical tips to run Ceph in production
  • Integrate Ceph with OpenStack Cinder, Glance, and nova components
  • Deep dive into Ceph object storage, including s3, swift, and keystone integration
  • Build a Dropbox-like file sync and share service and Ceph federated gateway setup
  • Gain hands-on experience with Calamari and VSM for cluster monitoring
  • Familiarize yourself with Ceph operations such as maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Understand advanced topics including erasure coding, CRUSH map, cache pool, and system maintenance
About

Ceph is a unified, distributed storage system designed for excellent performance, reliability, and scalability. This cutting-edge technology has been transforming the storage industry, and is evolving rapidly as a leader in software-defined storage space, extending full support to cloud platforms such as Openstack and Cloudstack, including virtualization platforms. It is the most popular storage backend for Openstack, public, and private clouds, so is the first choice for a storage solution. Ceph is backed by RedHat and is developed by a thriving open source community of individual developers as well as several companies across the globe.

This book takes you from a basic knowledge of Ceph to an expert understanding of the most advanced features, walking you through building up a production-grade Ceph storage cluster and helping you develop all the skills you need to plan, deploy, and effectively manage your Ceph cluster. Beginning with the basics, you’ll create a Ceph cluster, followed by block, object, and file storage provisioning. Next, you’ll get a step-by-step tutorial on integrating it with OpenStack and building a Dropbox-like object storage solution. We’ll also take a look at federated architecture and CephFS, and you’ll dive into Calamari and VSM for monitoring the Ceph environment. You’ll develop expert knowledge on troubleshooting and benchmarking your Ceph storage cluster. Finally, you’ll get to grips with the best practices to operate Ceph in a production environment.

Features
  • Implement a Ceph cluster successfully and gain deep insights into its best practices
  • Harness the abilities of experienced storage administrators and architects, and run your own software-defined storage system
  • This comprehensive, step-by-step guide will show you how to build and manage Ceph storage in production environment
Page Count 326
Course Length 9 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781784393502
Date Of Publication 29 Feb 2016

Authors

Karan Singh

Karan is an IT expert and passionate tech enthusiast living with his beautiful wife Monika in Finland. He holds Honours degree in Bachelor of Computer Science and a Master degree in System Engineering from BITS, Pilani. Apart from this, he is a certified professional for technologies like OpenStack, NetApp and Oracle Solaris.

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Karan is currently working as a System Specialist of Storage and Cloud Platform for CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd. focusing all his energies on providing IaaS cloud solutions based on OpenStack and Ceph and building economic multi-petabyte storage system using Ceph. Karan possesses a rich skill set and working experience of a variety of cloud technologies. He devotes a part of his time to R&D and learning technologies. He is also the author of the very first book on Ceph titled Learning Ceph, published in 2014.

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Karan possesses extensive system administration skills and has excellent working experience on a variety of Unix environments, backup, enterprise storage systems, and cloud platforms. When not working on Ceph and OpenStack, Karan can be found working with Configuration management, containers and devops related tools.

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He loves writing about technologies and is an avid blogger. You can reach him on Twitter.