- Ceph is a free software storage platform designed to present object, block, and file storage from a single distributed computer cluster. Ceph's main goals are to be completely distributed without a single point of failure, scalable to the exabyte level, and freely-available. The data is replicated, making it fault tolerant.
- Ceph is a distributed object store and file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability and scalability.
- Client : Something which connects to a Ceph cluster to access data but is not part of the Ceph cluster itself.
- MONs : Also known as monitors, these store cluster state and maps containing information about the cluster such as running services and data locations.
- MDSs : Also known as metadata servers, these store metadata for the Ceph filesystem to reduce load on the storage cluster (e.g. information for commands such as
- Node : A machine which is running Ceph services, such as OSDs or MONs.
- OSDs : Also known as OSD daemons, these are responsible for the storage of data within the cluster and also conduct various related operations such as replication, recovery, and rebalancing.
- Storage cluster : The core set of software responsible for storing data (OSDs+MONs).
可以从官方源安装 。如果愿意冒险，也可以安装开发版的 AUR。
Before a storage cluster can operate, the monitors for that cluster must be bootstrapped with several identifiers and keyrings.
The upstream Ceph documentation is well-written and kept updated with the latest releases.
To boostrap a storage cluster, follow the steps documented in the official manual deployment guide.
Since your system most likely uses systemd, you can enable a monitor as a systemd unit.
As an example, for a monitor named
node1 start and enable
email@example.com as detailed in Systemd#Using units.