Red Hat Ceph Storage Initial Setup

reviewer234109
Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup required a lot of research and learning to understand Ceph storage's underlying technology. Once we had the right understanding and configurations, it was pretty straightforward. However, this is not a traditional storage solution. It may not be straightforward for storage administrators, but easier for cloud administrators with good Unix/Linux knowledge. The key things to consider while deploying Ceph, especially for block storage (also known as RBD) are: * Use a higher number of disks to get more IOPS. (Ceph is a copy-on-write storage, so usage is less of a worry than providing the right number of IOPS.) * Use SSD journal disks to improve write performance. (In fact, with the price of SSD drives coming down, use all SSD or NVME+SSD configurations - more IOPS makes a better solution.) * Use SSD for Ceph MONITOR nodes * Use networking speeds of at least 20 Gbits/sec or more since this is a network based storage on all clients as well as Ceph nodes. As you move to full SSD or NVME disks, the networking needs to match up. * Select the right CRUSH map and Placement Group numbers based on your storage pool size and node distribution in the data center. View full review »
George Paraskevas
Systems Engineer at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
Ceph is complex, as with all distributed systems. It has a long learning curve but it pays for itself after that. View full review »
Flavio Carvalho
Senior Information Technology Specialist at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
My first deployment was complex, connecting Ceph with all OpenStack modules, but that was before I was testing Ceph and doing installations manually and with hard coding. It is not a complex implementation, but you need to look into all the structure requirements and OSDS division. View full review »
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Enterpri91c5
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is complex. Before the system is built, all your technical staff must research as much about CEPH technology as they can. View full review »
Anthony D'Atri
Senior Software Engineer
Initial setup is straightforward with automation tools. View full review »
Diego Woitasen
Senior Solutions Architect and co-founder at flugel.it
The initial setup is very straightforward. We used the tool ceph-deploy, which is simple to use. The manual procedure is time consuming, but well-documented. View full review »
Gary Duan
Senior Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was straightforward without much effort. View full review »
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