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Proxmox High Availability by Simon M.C. Cheng

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Building a Ceph filesystem for a Proxmox cluster

We introduced the Ceph filesystem in Chapter 3, Key Components for Building a Proxmox VE Cluster, and we learned that it is a distributed filesystem. If you are not comfortable using the command line, Proxmox provides a built-in Ceph server service for you as an alternative option. Proxmox also provides a GUI to manage the Ceph service in its web management console, which should be much easier. In this section, I will show you how to build a Ceph service in Proxmox as a server and mount a Ceph device as a client.

As we mentioned before, we need to have three monitor nodes for a Ceph service. So, if we want to use Proxmox as a Ceph server, we need to have at least three nodes. Do you remember that ...

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