About This Course
The Ceph Distributed Storage Fundamentals module
is our technical deep dive into the Ceph distributed storage platform. This
course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of Ceph's
architecture, design, and implementation.
This course contains a total of 27 lessons including 12 hands-on
labs. You can expect to spend about 30-60 minutes on each
At the end of the class you will
- Know and understand the design and architecture of the Ceph
- Understand the relative strengths and weaknesses, stability,
and suitability for production of various Ceph
- Be able to design and deploy a Ceph cluster in a production
- Understand the Ceph object store (RADOS), RADOS Block Device
(RBD), the Ceph filesystem (CephFS), and RADOS Gateway (RGW)
for ReSTful object access.
In the interactive labs, you will use
ceph-ansible and Cephadm deployment methods and
the Ceph 16.2 Pacific and 17.2 Quincy releases,
including the Ceph web dashboard. You will also learn how to
initially install your cluster with the legacy
FileStore storage implementation, and then
convert it online to the advanced
high-performance BlueStore backend.
Drawing from a decade of experience in open source technology,
Florian has been a user, occasional contributor, and advocate
for Ceph since early 2012. He has participated in the
implementation of many Ceph clusters of all sizes, and
frequently consults on Ceph projects. He is also very active in
the OpenStack community.
Namrata is a Junior Software Developer and Courseware Designer
at City Network. She has been actively contributing to OpenStack
since 2016 and is a Core Reviewer of OpenStack Zun. She is an
active speaker at OpenStack meetups and mentor for events which
spread awareness and encourage students to contribute to OpenStack
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to download or install anything?
No, all course material will be delivered on demand to your
device via your web browser. Labs will be conducted online
What web browser should I use?
The Open edX platform works best with current versions of
Chrome, Firefox or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version
9 and above.