A practical guide to designing, implementing, and managing your software-defined, massively scalable Ceph storage system
Ceph is an open source, software-defined storage solution, which runs on commodity hardware to provide exabyte-level scalability. It is well known to be a highly reliable storage system that has no single point of failure.
This book will give you all the skills you need to plan, deploy, and effectively manage your Ceph cluster, guiding you through an overview of Ceph's technology, architecture, and components. With a step-by-step, tutorial-style explanation of the deployment of each Ceph component, the book will take you through Ceph storage provisioning and integration with OpenStack.
You will then discover how to deploy and set up your Ceph cluster, discovering the various components and why we need them. This book takes you from a basic level of knowledge in Ceph to an expert understanding of its most advanced features.
What You Will Learn
Understand the limitations of existing systems and the need to use Ceph as a storage solution
Get to grips with Ceph's architecture and discover the different components of Ceph
Perform instant deployment and testing of Ceph within a VirtualBox environment
Familiarize yourself with Ceph operations such as maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting
Implement storage provisioning in the form of Ceph's block, object, and filesystem
Integrate Ceph with OpenStack Cinder and Glance components
Discover advance topics in Ceph, including erasure coding, CRUSH map, and performance tuning, and learn best practices for your Ceph cluster
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