Sébastien Han

Stacker! Cepher! What's next?

Play with Ceph - Vagrant Box

Materials to start playing with Ceph. This Vagrant box contains a all-in-one Ceph installation.

I. Setup

First Download and Install Vagrant.

Download the Ceph box: here. This box contains one virtual machine:

  • Ceph VM contains 2 OSDs (1 disk each), 1 MDS, 1 MON, 1 RGW. A modified CRUSH Map, it simply represents a full datacenter and applies a replica per OSD
  • VagrantFile for both VM client and ceph
  • Other include files

Download an extra VM for the client here, note that Debian and Red Hat based system work perfectly, thus it’s up to you:

  • Client: just an Ubuntu installation

Initialize the Ceph box:

$ wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/hn28qgjn59nud6h/ceph-all-in-one.box
...
...
$ vagrant box add big-ceph ceph-all-in-one.box
[vagrant] Downloading with Vagrant::Downloaders::File...
[vagrant] Copying box to temporary location...
[vagrant] Extracting box...
[vagrant] Verifying box...
[vagrant] Cleaning up downloaded box...

Initialize the Client box:

$ wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1537815/precise64.box
$ vagrant box add ubuntu-12.04.1 precise64.box
[vagrant] Downloading with Vagrant::Downloaders::File...
[vagrant] Copying box to temporary location...
[vagrant] Extracting box...
[vagrant] Verifying box...
[vagrant] Cleaning up downloaded box...

Check your boxes:

$ vagrant box list
ceph-all-in-one
ubuntu-12.04.1

Import all the files from the box:

$ mkdir setup
$ cp /Users/leseb/.vagrant.d/boxes/ceph-all-in-one/include/* setup/
$ mv setup/_Vagrantfile Vagrantfile

In order to make the setup easy, I assume that your working directory is $HOME/ceph. At the end, your tree directory looks like this:

.
├── Vagrantfile
├── ceph-all-in-one.box
├── precise64.box
└── setup
    ├── ceph.conf
    ├── ceph.sh
    └── keyring


II. Start it!

Check the state of your virtual machines:

$ vagrant status
Current VM states:

client poweroff
ceph poweroff

This environment represents multiple VMs. The VMs are all listed
above with their current state. For more information about a specific
VM, run `vagrant status NAME`.

Eventually run them:

$ vagrant up ceph && vagrant up client
...
...

The next time, you’ll run the client, run it this way to don’t re-provision the machine:

$ vagrant up --no-provision client

Eventually SSH on your client:

$ vagrant ssh client
...

[email protected]:~$ sudo ceph -s
health HEALTH_OK
monmap e3: 1 mons at {1=192.168.251.100:6790/0}, election epoch 1, quorum 0 1
osdmap e179: 2 osds: 2 up, 2 in
pgmap v724: 96 pgs: 96 active+clean; 9199 bytes data, 2071 MB used, 17906 MB / 19978 MB avail; 232B/s wr, 0op/s
mdsmap e54: 1/1/1 up {0=0=up:active}

[email protected]:~$ sudo ceph osd tree
# id weight type name up/down reweight
-1 2 root default
-4 2 datacenter dc
-5 2 room laroom
-6 2 row larow
-3 2 rack lerack
-2 2 host ceph
0 1 osd.0 up 1
1 1 osd.1 up 1


III. Bonus upgrades

III.1. Ceph upgrades

It’s fairly easy to upgrade the box to last stable version Cuttlefish. For this simply edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ceph.list/ceph.list with the following:

deb http://ceph.com/debian-cuttlefish/ precise main

Then run:

$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get install ceph
$ sudo service ceph restart
$ sudo ceph -v
ceph version 0.61 (237f3f1e8d8c3b85666529860285dcdffdeda4c5)

III.2. Vagrant version 2

Thanks to freshteapot.

Vagrant file:

Vagrant.configure("2") do |config|

  config.vm.define :ceph do |role|
    role.vm.box = "big-ceph"
    role.vm.network :private_network, ip: "192.168.251.100"
    role.vm.hostname = "ceph"
  end

  config.vm.define :client do |role|
    role.vm.box = "ubuntu1304"
    role.vm.hostname = "ceph-client"
    role.vm.provision :shell, :path => "setup/ceph.sh"
    role.vm.network :private_network, ip: "192.168.251.101"
  end

end

Then run:

$ vagrant halt [vm-name]
$ vagrant up [vm-name]


R Note: if for some reasons you get a status were only 1/2 OSDs are up, just restart the mon. This should do the trick :-).


I use this box everyday for all my test, it’s quite handy to destroy and rebuild it within a minute. Build, destroy, build destroy, I think you got it! Hope it ;-)

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