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

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Operating system

Ceph is a software-defined system that runs on top of a Linux-based operating system. Ceph supports most of the major Linux distributions. As of now, the valid operating system choices to run Ceph clusters are RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE, and SLES. For the Linux kernel version, it's recommended that you deploy Ceph on newer releases of the Linux kernel. We also recommend deploying it on release with long-term support (LTS). At the time of writing this book, the Linux kernel v3.16.3, or a later version, is recommended and is a good starting point. It's a good idea to keep an eye on http://docs.ceph.com/docs/master/start/os-recommendations. According to documentation, CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 are tier-1 ...

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