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  • Understand, install, configure, and manage the Ceph storage system
  • Get to grips with performance tuning and benchmarking, and learn practical tips to help 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
  • Configure a disaster recovery solution with a Ceph Multi-Site V2 gateway setup and RADOS Block Device mirroring
  • Gain hands-on experience with Ceph Metrics 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 general Ceph cluster maintenance

Ceph is a unified distributed storage system designed for reliability and scalability. This technology has been transforming the software-defined storage industry and is evolving rapidly as a leader with its wide range of support for popular cloud platforms such as OpenStack, and CloudStack, and also for virtualized platforms. Ceph is backed by Red Hat and has been developed by community of developers which has gained immense traction in recent years.

This book will guide you right from the basics of Ceph , such as creating blocks, object storage, and filesystem access, to advanced concepts such as cloud integration solutions. The book will also cover practical and easy to implement recipes on CephFS, RGW, and RBD with respect to the major stable release of Ceph Jewel. Towards the end of the book, recipes based on troubleshooting and best practices will help you get to grips with managing Ceph storage in a production environment.

By the end of this book, you will have practical, hands-on experience of using Ceph efficiently for your storage requirements.

  • Implement a Ceph cluster successfully and learn to manage it.
  • Recipe based approach in learning the most efficient software defined storage system
  • Implement best practices on improving efficiency and security of your storage cluster
  • Learn to troubleshoot common issues experienced in a Ceph cluster
Page Count 466
Course Length 13 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781788391061
Date Of Publication 24 Nov 2017


Vikhyat Umrao

Vikhyat Umrao has 9 years of experience with distributed storage products as a sustenance engineer and in the last couple of years, he has been working on software-defined storage technology, with specific expertise in Ceph Unified Storage. He has been working on Ceph for over 3 years now and in his current position at Red Hat, he focuses on the support and development of Ceph to solve Red Hat Ceph storage customer issues and upstream reported issues. He is based in the Greater Boston area, where he is a principal software maintenance engineer for Red Hat Ceph Storage. Vikhyat lives with his wife, Pratima, and he likes to explore new places.

Michael Hackett

Michael Hackett is a storage and SAN expert in customer support. He has been working on Ceph and storage-related products for over 12 years. Apart from this, he holds several storage and SAN-based certifications and prides himself on his ability to troubleshoot and adapt to new complex issues. Michael is currently working at Red Hat, based in Massachusetts, where he is a principal software maintenance engineer for Red Hat Ceph and the technical product lead for the global Ceph team. Michael lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Nicole, his two sons, and their dog. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys time with his family.

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.

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.

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.

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