Creating a Management Routing Instance (VRF) on Juniper QFX5100

For a Ceph cluster I have two Juniper QFX5100 switches running as a Virtual Chassis. This Virtual Chassis is currently only performing L2 forwarding, but I want to move this to a L3 setup where the QFX switches use Dynamic Routing (BGP) and thus become the gateway(s) for the Ceph servers. This should work, but […]

VXLAN with VyOS and Ubuntu 18.04

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 […]

Ceph with a cluster and public network on IPv6

I’m a big fan of Ceph and IPv6, so I always try to deploy Ceph over IPv6 when possible. Ceph is the future, just like IPv6 is. Why implement legacy? Recently I did a deployment of Ceph with a public and cluster network running over IPv6. It has a small catch, so I let me […]

Deploying Ceph over IPv6

I like to deploy Ceph clusters over IPv6. I actually think that’s the way forward. IPv4 is legacy just like iSCSI and NFS are. Last week I was at a customer deploying a new Ceph cluster and they wanted to deploy with IPv6! Most deployment I did with IPv6 were done manually and not with […]

Redundant Ceph monitors with Round Robin DNS

One of the unique features of Ceph is that it can be build without any Single Point of Failure. No single machine will take your cluster down when designed properly. Ceph’s monitors play a crucial part in this. To make them redundant you want a odd number of monitors, where 3 is more then sufficient […]