Chapter 5. Deploying Ceph

Once the pre-requisites and initial tuning are complete, consider deploying a Ceph cluster. When deploying a production cluster, Red Hat recommends setting up the initial monitor cluster and enough OSD nodes to reach an active + clean state. For details, see the Installing a Red Hat Ceph Storage Cluster section in the Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Then, install the Ceph CLI client on an administration node. For details, see the Installing the Ceph Command Line Interface section in the Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Once the initial cluster is running, consider adding the settings in the following sections to the Ceph configuration file.