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About RBD, Rados Block Device

About RBD, Rados Block Device 2560 1437 Michiel Manten

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…

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Managing containerized Ceph clusters with cephadm

Managing containerized Ceph clusters with cephadm 1313 600 Michiel Manten

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…

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A huge thanks to Sage Weil

A huge thanks to Sage Weil 1740 1160 Michiel Manten

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…

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Best practices for cephadm and expanding your Ceph infrastructure

Best practices for cephadm and expanding your Ceph infrastructure 1771 1180 Michiel Manten

If you want to expand your Ceph cluster by adding a new one, it is good to know what the best practices are. So, here is some more information about cephadm and some tips and tricks for expanding your Ceph cluster. First a little bit about cephadm. Cephadm creates a new Ceph cluster by “bootstrapping”…

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What about our Ceph Fundamentals training?

What about our Ceph Fundamentals training? 1740 1160 Michiel Manten

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…

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Migration options for SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES) users

Migration options for SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES) users 1350 900 Michiel Manten

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about how SUSE pulled the plug on SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES). SES is a Linux-based computer data storage product developed by SUSE and built on Ceph technology. A quick recap on the matter is that in 2020, SUSE acquired Rancher Labs, a Kubernetes management software vendor, and…

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HAProxy in front of Ceph Manager dashboard

HAProxy in front of Ceph Manager dashboard 1500 1000 Wido den Hollander

The Ceph Mgr dashboard plugin allows for an easy dashboard which can show you how your Ceph cluster is performing. In certain situations you can’t contact the Mgr daemons directly and you have to place a Proxy server between your computer and the Mgr daemons. This can be done easily with HAProxy and the following…

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VXLAN with VyOS and Ubuntu 18.04

VXLAN with VyOS and Ubuntu 18.04 1267 950 Wido den Hollander

VXLAN Virtual Extensible LAN uses encapsulation technique to encapsulate OSI layer 2 Ethernet frames within layer 4 UDP datagrams. More on this can be found on the link provided. For a Ceph and CloudStack environment I needed to set up a Proof-of-Concept using VXLAN and some refurbished hardware. The main purpose of this PoC is…

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Placement Groups with Ceph Luminous stay in activating state

Placement Groups with Ceph Luminous stay in activating state 1500 1001 Wido den Hollander

Placement Groups stuck in activating When migrating from FileStore with BlueStore with Ceph Luminuous you might run into the problem that certain Placement Groups stay stuck in the activating state. 44 activating+undersized+degraded+remapped PG Overdose This is a side-effect of the new PG overdose protection in Ceph Luminous. Too many PGs on your OSDs can cause…

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Quick overview of Ceph version running on OSDs

Quick overview of Ceph version running on OSDs 1500 1000 Wido den Hollander

When checking a Ceph cluster it’s useful to know which versions you OSDs in the cluster are running. There is a very simple on-line command to do this: ceph osd metadata|jq '.[].ceph_version'|sort|uniq -c Running this on a cluster which is currently being upgraded to Jewel to Luminous it shows: 10 "ceph version 10.2.6 (656b5b63ed7c43bd014bcafd81b001959d5f089f)" 1670…

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