The Ceph Blog

Ceph blog stories provide high-level spotlights on our customers all over the world

  • June 3, 2020
    New in Octopus: Dashboard Features

    This is a follow-up to my previous blog post “New in Octopus: Dashboard Enhancements” in which I highlighted some of the added and enhanced functionality related to Ceph Dashboard itself. In this post I’d like to focus on the Ceph-specific new management features that have been added to the Dashboard during the Ceph Octopus development …Read more

  • May 27, 2020
    Ceph Dashboard: How to contribute translations

    (This is a guest post by Sebastian Krah from the Ceph Dashboard Team. He is coordinating the efforts around localization and internationalization of the Dashboard) Ceph Dashboard is the perfect entry point for everyone who is interested in Ceph and prefers working with a graphical user interface. Like every good UI, the Dashboard can be …Read more

  • May 26, 2020
    New in Octopus: Dashboard Enhancements

    Ceph Dashboard is a built-in web-based management and monitoring application that is part of the open source Ceph distribution. Like in previous Ceph releases, the Dashboard developer community has been very active in adding new features and improving existing functionality. In this article, I’d like to cover the most noteworthy overall user interface enhancements that …Read more

  • April 30, 2020
    CDS Pacific: Dashboard planning summary

    A few weeks ago, a number of virtual Ceph Developer Summit meetings took place as a replacement for the in-person summit that was planned as part of Cephalocon in Seoul. The Ceph Dashboard team also participated in these and held three video conference meetings to lay out our plans for the “Pacific” release. For details, …Read more

  • April 28, 2020
    Public telemetry dashboards

    It is our pleasure to announce the immediate availability of dashboards based on the data reported via Ceph’s telemetry feature. Introduced with Ceph Mimic, Ceph telemetry after opt-in sends aggregated, anonymous statistics about how Ceph is being used and deployed to the Ceph Foundation’s community infrastructure under the CDLA-1.0 Sharing. The new dashboards, courtesy of …Read more

  • April 14, 2020
    Automatic CephFS Recovery after Blacklisting

    The Linux Kernel CephFS client has gained the ability to automatically recover access to the cluster after a blacklisting and unblacklisting event. CephFS relies heavily on delegating recallable stateful objects (represented by file capabilities, dentries, etc.) to the clients to attain good performance. This allows the clients to effectively cache granular information about the filesystem. …Read more

  • April 7, 2020
    Rook v1.3: Octopus, OSD enhancements, and more!

    We are excited to announce a number of significant features and improvements for the Ceph operator for Kubernetes in Rook v1.3. Major Themes Octopus Support Pool Compression OSD Configuration Legacy OSD Removal Ceph-CSI v2.0 Cluster Cleanup on Uninstall Controller Runtime Conversion Design for RGW MultiSite Octopus Support With each release of Ceph, we strive to …Read more

  • December 16, 2019
    New Ceph Foundation Members: 2019-December

    Just over a year ago, the Ceph Foundation was announced with 31 founding organizations to continue the mission of creating an open, collaborative, and neutral home for project stakeholders to coordinate development and community investments in the Ceph ecosystem. Today we’re excited to announce our newest members Cloudbase Solutions and VEXXHOST. Cloudbase Solutions is committed …Read more

  • October 22, 2019
    Installing Ceph the Easy-Peasy Way

    Lowering the bar to installing Ceph The last few years have seen Ceph continue to mature in stability, scale and performance to become the leading open source storage platform. However, getting started with Ceph has typically involved the administrator learning automation products like Ansible first. While learning Ansible brings its own rewards, wouldn’t it be …Read more

  • September 13, 2019
    Rook v1.1: Ceph CSI, Bucket Provisioning, External Clusters, and much more!

    We are excited to announce a number of significant features and improvements for the Ceph operator for Kubernetes in Rook v1.1. Major themes CSI driver ready for production Dynamic bucket provisioning for object storage Connections to an external Ceph cluster Configuration of Mons and OSDs on top of dynamic underlying storage Enablement of Ceph manager …Read more

  • August 12, 2019
    Ceph Community Newsletter, July 2019 edition

    Announcements Ceph Upstream Documenter Opportunity While the Ceph community continues to grow and the software improves, an essential part of our success will be a focus on improving our documentation. We’re excited to announce a new contract opportunity that would be funded by the Ceph Foundation to help with this initiative. Below is the contract …Read more

  • August 7, 2019
    The first telemetry results are in

    Since the Mimic (13.2.x) release, Ceph includes the telemetry module. This (opt-in) component sends anonymous, non-identifiable metrics about the cluster back to the Ceph project. These include for example high-level summaries of pool configuration, number of nodes and OSDs, as well Ceph, OS, kernel versions, crashes encountered, and total cluster capacity. More details are available …Read more