This chapter describes a number of architectural and administrative decisions to make when planning your own Ceph deployment. Chapter 3, Hardware and Network Selection outlines many of the hardware choices one has when architecting a production Ceph storage solution. Here we'll concentrate on a number of decisions one must make as well when realizing production clusters:
- Layout Decisions
- Architectural Decisions
- Operating System Decisions
- Networking Decisions
We suggest that you read through this chapter now, then return after digesting Chapter 8: Ceph Architecture - Under the Hood, which elaborates on many of the ideas we will touch upon. That deeper understanding of the processes and dynamics of a production Ceph ...