Introducing ceph-lazy

Ceph Lazy

This article is co-authored with Gregory Charot (author of the tool). Have you ever found yourself doing long series of pipes to get a particular value that is not directly provided by a Ceph CLI command or just trying to remove surrounding text to get a particular value? This situation often results in quick & dirty sed/awk pipelines ending (best case scenario) as alias or forgotten in your shell history until next time you need it. Here comes ceph-lazy, a shell toolkit that combines some of these queries that require multiple processing or text manipulation.

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Ceph zap device container

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Some use cases might require to zap a device (destroy partition tables) prior to run your Ceph OSD container with a dedicated disk. While running development environment this is particularly interesting as this allows us to quickly bootstrap and tear down sandboxes.

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OpenStack Storage for Dummies book

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With the help of two colleagues, I’ve been busy writing this little book about storage in OpenStack. The book is quite general but gives some good perspectives on storage challenges you will face in OpenStack. It explains why traditional storage solutions will not work and how Ceph addresses these issues. Ultimately describing why Ceph is the best solution for your OpenStack cloud.

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See you at the Red Hat summit

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Busy busy month, I did not have much time to blog, but no worries things should resume in July. Next week I will be heading to San Francisco to attend the Red Hat Summit. I will be giving two talks:

  • Peanut butter and jelly: Mapping the deep integration between OpenStack and Ceph, with the help of two colleagues I will present the state of the integration of Ceph into OpenStack with some architectural examples.
  • A Container Stack for OpenStack, in this presentation (with 2 colleagues) I will be presenting the state of the OpenStack containerization along with Ceph in containers.

I hope to see you there.

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