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Learning Ceph - Second Edition by Karan Singh, Vaibhav Bhembre, Anthony D'Atri

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Kernel and operating system

While some adventurous Ceph admins have worked to deploy Ceph on other operating systems such as Solaris or FreeBSD, Ceph is designed to be deployed on modern Linux systems. Determined implementers can build Ceph from source code, but most sites deploy pre-built packages. Ceph is available as .deb packages for Debian-derived distributions including Ubuntu, and as .rpm packages for Red Hat family distributions including RHEL and CentOS. SUSE also shows significant commitment to Ceph and offers packages as well.

While Ceph's backend servers run entirely in user space, there are often benefits from running as recent a Linux kernel as practical. The stock kernel in recent distributions including RHEL 7.4 and Ubuntu ...

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