Getting started with Ceph?

Getting started with Ceph? Let’s discuss some frequently asked questions by Ceph starters. We, at 42on are in love with Ceph and if you are thinking about whether to run your storage on Ceph as well, there are a few things to consider. To help you fall in love with Ceph as well, we have […]

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 […]

Fairbanks and 42on at the OpenInfra Summit Berlin

The OpenInfra Summit is a global event for open source IT infrastructure professionals to collaborate on software development, share best practices about designing and running infrastructure in production, and make partnership and purchase decisions. This year (June the 7th, 8th and 9th) it is held in Berlin and brings together more than 2000 influential IT […]

Deploying a Ceph cluster with cephadm

Cephadm deploys and manages a Ceph cluster. It does this by connecting the manager daemon to hosts via SSH. The manager daemon is able to add, remove, and update Ceph containers. In this blog I will provide you with a little more information about deploying a Ceph cluster using cephadm. Cephadm manages the full lifecycle of a […]

About RBD, Rados Block Device

For anybody enjoying Latin pop in the 2000’s, RBD was a popular Mexican pop band from Mexico City labelled by EMI Virgin. The group achieved international success from 2004 until their separation in 2009 and sold over 15 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time. The group […]

Managing containerized Ceph clusters with cephadm

Cephadm is a great new feature of Ceph v15.2.0 (Octopus). By using cephadm, users have more freedom and flexibility to think about the future migration paths. But what is cephadm it exactly? Well, the goal of cephadm is to provide a fully-featured, robust, and well-maintained installation method. It deploys Ceph in containers while not depending […]

A huge thanks to Sage Weil

Ceph was developed by Sage Weil in 2003 as a part of his PhD project. It was open sourced in 2006 to serve as a reference implementation and research platform. DreamHost, a Los-Angeles-based web hosting and domain registrar company also co-founded by Sage Weil, supported Ceph development from 2007 to 2011. During this period Ceph as we know it took shape: the core […]

The importancy of upgrading and updating Ceph consistently

During our Ceph consultancy projects we often get questions about Ceph versions. A question we get a lot is about what Ceph version should be used, do I use the latest or an earlier version? Another question is about running different Ceph versions on one cluster, is this a bad thing? I thought it might […]

What about our Ceph Fundamentals training?

Currently we are planning a new Ceph Fundamentals training course for November or December. Because of this we thought it would be nice to share some more information on the topics of this training course. The 42on Ceph Fundamentals Training is a 2 day online, instructor led training course. The training is led by one […]

Improving some aspects on your Ceph cluster

As performance optimization research might cost too much time and effort, here are some steps you might first want to try to improve your overall Ceph cluster. The first step is to deploy Ceph on newer releases of Linux and deploying on releases with long-term support. Secondly, update your hardware design and service placement. As […]