Red Hat® Ceph Storage is a scalable, software-defined block and object storage solution.

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Red Hat Ceph Storage

Deploy a storage architecture that is massively scalable, software-defined, and ideal for the cloud

Block device storage and object gateway storage are available in a single solution. Red Hat Ceph Storage has a software-defined architecture you can integrate into your existing hardware and infrastructure for lower capital costs and more flexibility. Even better for your IT environment, Ceph Storage offers robust, multi-tenant storage for cloud and virtualization applications like Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Amazon Web Services.

Improved usability

Deploy, monitor, and manage Ceph clusters with Red Hat Storage Console 2, an enterprise-ready storage management platform that reduces the complexity of managing Red Hat Ceph Storage. Using real-time data from the Ceph Calamari data service, Red Hat Storage Console 2 serves as a clean and modern interface to proactively monitor and manage health, performance, and capacity utilization.

Enhanced object storage capability

Synchronize data between global object clusters operating in multiple regions, integrate with Active Directory, LDAP, and OpenStack Identity v3 authentication systems for improved security, and access AWS and OpenStack Object Storage through enhanced API support.

Block device mirroring

Strengthen disaster recovery and archival solutions by mirroring (replicating) Ceph block device (RBD) images between two peer Ceph clusters that are located in different regions. Mirroring operations are asynchronous and crash-consistent.

Early access

CephFS, NFS to Amazon S3 gateway, and BlueStore functionality are provided as Technology Preview features. These features are only available within a well-defined support scope and are not intended for production environments.

Get Started with Red Hat Ceph Storage

To deploy Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 with Red Hat Storage Console 2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you'll need:

An External Network Connection

A network connection for CDN-based installations is needed to subscribe and enable repositories hosted by Red Hat.

A network connection is optional for admin nodes in ISO-based installations.

System Requirements

A minimum of six physical systems for a production system (three monitor nodes and three OSD nodes), meeting the necessary system requirements .

90 Minutes

Installing the three nodes takes about one and a half hours.


  1. 1

    Review the Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 Hardware Guide

    Avoid common hardware selection mistakes by reviewing high level guidance on selecting hardware for use with Red Hat Ceph Storage. Use the hardware guide to complete the following planning tasks:

    1. Select the performance or workload use case (high IOPS, high throughput, or low cost per TB)
    2. Select the initial scale
    3. Select the hardware
  2. 2

    Install and configure the Red Hat Storage Console Agent

  3. 3

    Create a ceph storage cluster

  4. 4

    Create a storage pool

    Additional Resources


Building exascale active archives with Red Hat Ceph Storage

Active archives

Building an active archive requires architecting a solution that can offer immediate access to users while keeping costs down. This session is based on practical examples from webscale application companies and content-delivery networks.

Red Hat Ceph Storage integration with Red Hat OpenStack

Integration solution

Watch how Red Hat® Ceph Storage benefits OpenStack® users and how Red Hat provides the right integrated solution for success.

Red Hat Ceph Storage network and security design principles

Secure clusters

Learn about key considerations for designing a secure, highly available Ceph cluster in this Red Hat Consulting whiteboard series video.

Understanding a Multi-Site Ceph Gateway Installation

In-depth examination

This white paper provides a deeper understanding of concepts and processes related to an RGW multi-site configuration.

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Red Hat Ceph Storage Life Cycle

Red Hat offers subscription services for each major release of Red Hat Ceph Storage throughout four life-cycle phases—called Production 1, 2, and 3, and an Extended Life Phase.


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