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Ceph Cookbook - Second Edition by Karan Singh, Michael Hackett, Vikhyat Umrao

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Introduction

In the previous chapters, we covered different ways to deploy, provision, and administer Ceph. In this chapter, we will cover benchmarking the Ceph cluster, which is a must-do thing before moving to production. We will also cover advanced methods of Ceph administration and troubleshooting using the admin socket, REST API, and the ceph-objectstore-tool. Finally, we will learn about Ceph memory profiling.

Benchmarking your Ceph cluster before using it for the production workload should be a priority. Benchmarking gives you approximate results on how your cluster will perform during read, write, latency, and other workloads.

Before doing the real benchmarking, it's a good idea to establish a baseline for the expected maximum performance ...

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