Learning Ceph - Second Edition

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  • The limitations of existing systems and why you should use Ceph as a storage solution
  • Familiarity with Ceph's architecture, components, and services
  • Instant deployment and testing of Ceph within a Vagrant and VirtualBox environment
  • Ceph operations including maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Storage provisioning of Ceph's block, object, and filesystem services
  • Integrate Ceph with OpenStack
  • Advanced topics including erasure coding, CRUSH maps, and performance tuning
  • Best practices for your Ceph clusters

Learning Ceph, Second Edition will give you all the skills you need to plan, deploy, and effectively manage your Ceph cluster. You will begin with the first module, where you will be introduced to Ceph use cases, its architecture, and core projects. In the next module, you will learn to set up a test cluster, using Ceph clusters and hardware selection. After you have learned to use Ceph clusters, the next module will teach you how to monitor cluster health, improve performance, and troubleshoot any issues that arise. In the last module, you will learn to integrate Ceph with other tools such as OpenStack, Glance, Manila, Swift, and Cinder.

By the end of the book you will have learned to use Ceph effectively for your data storage requirements.

  • Explore Ceph's architecture in order to achieve scalability and high availability
  • Learn to utilize Ceph efficiently with the help of practical examples
  • Successfully implement Ceph clusters to scale-out storage solutions along with outstanding data protection
Page Count 340
Course Length 10 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781787127913
Date Of Publication 12 Oct 2017


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.

Anthony D'Atri

Anthony D'Atri's career in system administration spans from laptops to vector supercomputers. He has brought his passion for fleet management and server components to bear on a holistic yet, detailed approach to deployment and operations. His experience with architecture, operation, and troubleshooting of NetApp, ZFS, SVM, and other storage systems dovetailed neatly into Ceph. Anthony worked for three years at Cisco using Ceph as a petabyte-scale object and block backend to multiple OpenStack clouds. Now helping deliver awesome storage to droplet customers of DigitalOcean, Anthony aims to help the growing community build success with Ceph.

Vaibhav Bhembre

Vaibhav Bhembre is a systems programmer working currently as a technical lead for cloud storage products at DigitalOcean. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai and a master's degree in computer science from the State University of New York in Buffalo. Before joining DigitalOcean, Vaibhav wore multiple hats and lead the backend engineering and reliability engineering teams at Sailthru Inc. From helping to scale dynamically generated campaign sends to over million users at a time, to architecting a cloud-scale compute and storage platform, Vaibhav has years of experience writing software across all layers of the stack.

During his time as a student, Vaibhav co-published a novel graph algorithm that optimally computed closeness and betweenness in an incrementally updating social network. He also made changes to a highly available distributed file-system built on top of iRODs data management framework as his master's project. This system, that was actively used across more than 10+ educational institutions live, was his foray into large-scale distributed storage and his transition into using Ceph professionally was only natural.