Learning Ceph

A practical guide to designing, implementing, and managing your software-defined, massively scalable Ceph storage system

Learning Ceph

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Karan Singh

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A practical guide to designing, implementing, and managing your software-defined, massively scalable Ceph storage system
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783985623
Paperback268 pages

Book Description

Ceph is an open source, software-defined storage solution, which runs on commodity hardware to provide exabyte-level scalability. It is well known to be a highly reliable storage system that has no single point of failure.

This book will give you all the skills you need to plan, deploy, and effectively manage your Ceph cluster, guiding you through an overview of Ceph's technology, architecture, and components. With a step-by-step, tutorial-style explanation of the deployment of each Ceph component, the book will take you through Ceph storage provisioning and integration with OpenStack.

You will then discover how to deploy and set up your Ceph cluster, discovering the various components and why we need them. This book takes you from a basic level of knowledge in Ceph to an expert understanding of its most advanced features.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Ceph Storage
An overview of Ceph
The history and evolution of Ceph
Ceph and the future of storage
The compatibility portfolio
Ceph block storage
The Ceph filesystem
Ceph object storage
Ceph versus others
GPFS
iRODS
HDFS
Lustre
Gluster
Ceph
Summary
Chapter 2: Ceph Instant Deployment
Creating a sandbox environment with VirtualBox
From zero to Ceph – deploying your first Ceph cluster
Scaling up your Ceph cluster – monitor and OSD addition
Summary
Chapter 3: Ceph Architecture and Components
Ceph storage architecture
Ceph RADOS
Ceph MDS
Deploying MDS for your Ceph cluster
The Ceph filesystem
Summary
Chapter 4: Ceph Internals
Ceph under the hood
Object
CRUSH
Placement groups
Ceph pools
Ceph data management
Summary
Chapter 5: Deploying Ceph – the Way You Should Know
Hardware planning for a Ceph cluster
Setting up your VirtualBox environment – again
Preparing your Ceph installation
Ceph cluster manual deployment
Scaling up your cluster
Ceph cluster deployment using the ceph-deploy tool
Upgrading your Ceph cluster
Summary
Chapter 6: Storage Provisioning with Ceph
The RADOS block device
The Ceph filesystem
Object storage using the Ceph RADOS gateway
S3 API-compatible Ceph object storage
Summary
Chapter 7: Ceph Operations and Maintenance
Ceph service management
Running Ceph as a service
Scaling out a Ceph cluster
Adding OSD nodes to a Ceph cluster
Scaling down a Ceph cluster
Bringing an OSD out and down from a Ceph cluster
Removing the OSD from a Ceph cluster
Replacing a failed disk drive
Manipulating CRUSH maps
Identifying CRUSH locations
CRUSH map internals
Different pools on different OSDs
Summary
Chapter 8: Monitoring Your Ceph Cluster
Monitoring a Ceph cluster
Monitoring Ceph MON
Monitoring Ceph OSD
Monitoring MDS
Monitoring Ceph using open source dashboards
Summary
Chapter 9: Integrating Ceph with OpenStack
Introduction to OpenStack
Ceph – the best match for OpenStack
Creating an OpenStack test environment
Summary
Chapter 10: Ceph Performance Tuning and Benchmarking
Ceph performance overview
Ceph performance consideration – hardware level
Ceph performance tuning – software level
Ceph cluster performance tuning
Ceph erasure coding
Ceph cache tiering
Ceph benchmarking using RADOS bench
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the limitations of existing systems and the need to use Ceph as a storage solution
  • Get to grips with Ceph's architecture and discover the different components of Ceph
  • Perform instant deployment and testing of Ceph within a VirtualBox environment
  • Familiarize yourself with Ceph operations such as maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Implement storage provisioning in the form of Ceph's block, object, and filesystem
  • Integrate Ceph with OpenStack Cinder and Glance components
  • Discover advance topics in Ceph, including erasure coding, CRUSH map, and performance tuning, and learn best practices for your Ceph cluster

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Ceph Storage
An overview of Ceph
The history and evolution of Ceph
Ceph and the future of storage
The compatibility portfolio
Ceph block storage
The Ceph filesystem
Ceph object storage
Ceph versus others
GPFS
iRODS
HDFS
Lustre
Gluster
Ceph
Summary
Chapter 2: Ceph Instant Deployment
Creating a sandbox environment with VirtualBox
From zero to Ceph – deploying your first Ceph cluster
Scaling up your Ceph cluster – monitor and OSD addition
Summary
Chapter 3: Ceph Architecture and Components
Ceph storage architecture
Ceph RADOS
Ceph MDS
Deploying MDS for your Ceph cluster
The Ceph filesystem
Summary
Chapter 4: Ceph Internals
Ceph under the hood
Object
CRUSH
Placement groups
Ceph pools
Ceph data management
Summary
Chapter 5: Deploying Ceph – the Way You Should Know
Hardware planning for a Ceph cluster
Setting up your VirtualBox environment – again
Preparing your Ceph installation
Ceph cluster manual deployment
Scaling up your cluster
Ceph cluster deployment using the ceph-deploy tool
Upgrading your Ceph cluster
Summary
Chapter 6: Storage Provisioning with Ceph
The RADOS block device
The Ceph filesystem
Object storage using the Ceph RADOS gateway
S3 API-compatible Ceph object storage
Summary
Chapter 7: Ceph Operations and Maintenance
Ceph service management
Running Ceph as a service
Scaling out a Ceph cluster
Adding OSD nodes to a Ceph cluster
Scaling down a Ceph cluster
Bringing an OSD out and down from a Ceph cluster
Removing the OSD from a Ceph cluster
Replacing a failed disk drive
Manipulating CRUSH maps
Identifying CRUSH locations
CRUSH map internals
Different pools on different OSDs
Summary
Chapter 8: Monitoring Your Ceph Cluster
Monitoring a Ceph cluster
Monitoring Ceph MON
Monitoring Ceph OSD
Monitoring MDS
Monitoring Ceph using open source dashboards
Summary
Chapter 9: Integrating Ceph with OpenStack
Introduction to OpenStack
Ceph – the best match for OpenStack
Creating an OpenStack test environment
Summary
Chapter 10: Ceph Performance Tuning and Benchmarking
Ceph performance overview
Ceph performance consideration – hardware level
Ceph performance tuning – software level
Ceph cluster performance tuning
Ceph erasure coding
Ceph cache tiering
Ceph benchmarking using RADOS bench
Summary

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ISBN 139781783985623
Paperback268 pages
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