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

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Creating a pool for cache tiering

To get the best out of the cache tiering feature of Ceph, you should use faster disks such as SSDs and make a fast cache pool on top of slower/regular pools made up of HDDs. In Chapter 9Ceph Under the Hood, we covered the process of creating Ceph pools on specific OSDs by modifying the CRUSH map. To set up the cache tier in your environment, you need to first modify your crush map and create a ruleset for the SSD disk. Since we have already covered this in Chapter 9, Ceph Under the Hood, Creating Ceph Pools on Specific OSDs recipe we will use the same ruleset for SSD, which is based on osd.0, osd.3, and osd.6. As this is a test setup, and we do not have real SSDs, we will assume that OSDs zero, three, and ...

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