Ceph Quincy, a look into the future

Every year, a new Ceph version is released. In 2019, version 14 (Nautilus) was released, in 2020, version 15 (Octopus) and in 2021, version 16 called Pacific. These versions have an end of life date, so make sure you are up-to-date and operate the same version throughout your Ceph clusters. The end of life date […]

5 more ways to break your Ceph cluster

While we’ve been working with customers using Ceph in a variety of ways, we have encountered some several ways to break your Ceph cluster. In that light, here is an update on five more ways to break your Ceph cluster as a continuation of the original presentation done by Wido den Hollander which is called; […]

Do not use SMR disks with Ceph

Many new disks like the Seagate He8 disks are using a technique called Shingled Magnetic Recording to increase capacity. As these disks offer a very low price per Gigabyte they seem interesting to use in a Ceph cluster. Performance Due to the nature of SMR these disks are very, very, very bad when it comes […]

Testing Ceph BlueStore with the Kraken release

Ceph version Kraken (11.2.0) has been released and the Release Notes tell us that the new BlueStore backend for the OSDs is now available. BlueStore The current backend for the OSDs is the FileStore which mainly uses the XFS filesystem to store it’s data. To overcome several limitations of XFS and POSIX in general the […]