Ceph is a distributed storage and network file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability, and scalability.
This charm deploys a Ceph cluster. juju
The ceph charm has two pieces of mandatory configuration for which no defaults are provided. You must set these configuration options before deployment or the charm will not work:
fsid: uuid specific to a ceph cluster used to ensure that different clusters don't get mixed up - use `uuid` to generate one. monitor-secret: a ceph generated key used by the daemons that manage to cluster to control security. You can use the ceph-authtool command to generate one: ceph-authtool /dev/stdout --name=mon. --gen-key
These two pieces of configuration must NOT be changed post bootstrap; attempting to do this will cause a reconfiguration error and new service units will not join the existing ceph cluster.
At a minimum you must provide a juju config file during initial deployment with the fsid and monitor-secret options (contents of cepy.yaml below):
ceph: fsid: ecbb8960-0e21-11e2-b495-83a88f44db01 monitor-secret: AQD1P2xQiKglDhAA4NGUF5j38Mhq56qwz+45wg==
Boot things up by using:
juju deploy -n 3 --config ceph.yaml ceph
By default the ceph cluster will not bootstrap until 3 service units have been deployed and started; this is to ensure that a quorum is achieved prior to adding storage devices.
This charm supports pausing and resuming ceph's health functions on a cluster, for example when doing maintainance on a machine. to pause or resume, call:
juju action do --unit ceph-mon/0 pause-health or
juju action do --unit ceph-mon/0 resume-health
Scale Out Usage
You can use the Ceph OSD and Ceph Radosgw charms:
Network Space support
This charm supports the use of Juju Network Spaces, allowing the charm to be bound to network space configurations managed directly by Juju. This is only supported with Juju 2.0 and above.
Network traffic can be bound to specific network spaces using the public (front-side) and cluster (back-side) bindings:
juju deploy ceph-mon --bind "public=data-space cluster=cluster-space"
alternatively these can also be provided as part of a Juju native bundle configuration:
ceph-mon: charm: cs:xenial/ceph-mon num_units: 1 bindings: public: data-space cluster: cluster-space
Please refer to the Ceph Network Reference for details on how using these options effects network traffic within a Ceph deployment.
NOTE: Spaces must be configured in the underlying provider prior to attempting to use them.
NOTE: Existing deployments using ceph-*-network configuration options will continue to function; these options are preferred over any network space binding provided if set.
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This charm uses the new-style Ceph deployment as reverse-engineered from the Chef cookbook at https://github.com/ceph/ceph-cookbooks, although we selected a different strategy to form the monitor cluster. Since we don't know the names or addresses of the machines in advance, we use the relation-joined hook to wait for all three nodes to come up, and then write their addresses to ceph.conf in the "mon host" parameter. After we initialize the monitor cluster a quorum forms quickly, and OSD bringup proceeds.
See the documentation for more information on Ceph monitor cluster deployment strategies and pitfalls.