Tuesday, February 24, 2015

CDS: Infernalis Call for Blueprints

The "Ceph Developer Summit" for the Infernalis release is on the way. The summit is planed for 03. and 04. March. The blueprint submission period started on 16. February and will end 27. February 2015. 

Do you miss something in Ceph or plan to develop some feature for the next release? It's your chance to submit a blueprint here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Vote for Presentations: OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015

The next OpenStack summit is planed to take place in Vancouver from 18 - 22 May 2015. The  "Call for Speakers" ended last week. The vote for presentation period started today and will end 23. February, 23:00 UTC (00:00 CEST, 05:00 CST). 

This year I've submitted, together with Sage Weil, a talk to the "Cloud Security" track with the title: "Storage security in a critical enterprise OpenStack environment". The talk will provide insight into requirements for a secure setup and potential issues, pitfalls, and attack vectors against storage technologies used with an enterprise OpenStack cloud. We will present what Deutsche Telekom and Red Hat/Inktank, together with the community, are working on to build a security critical cloud with OpenStack and Ceph.

You can vote, if you are interested to see our talk at the summit, every vote is highly welcome. You can find a full abstract at the voting page.

My colleague Marc Koderer submitted this year two talks [1][2]. These are unrelated to Ceph, but he will appreciate your votes for sure, if you are interested in them.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ceph Developer Summit 2014 - Hammer

The Ceph Developer Summit (CDS) for the next major Ceph release called Hammer started today some hours ago (2014/10/28). It's again a virtual summit via video conference calls.

I've submitted three blueprints:

We already discussed the Ceph security and enterprise topics. You can find the results/logs in the pad. The sessions are recorded and will be available afterwards.

If you are interested in Ceph development: now it's time to join the video conference call. You can find all links, the timetable and blueprints to discuss here. There will be a second track with a lot of interesting discussions tomorrow.

If you are interested to work e.g. on the Ceph security topic: check the pad and feel free to contact me.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Update: OpenStack Summit Paris 2014 - CFS

An update on my talk submission for the OpenStack summit this year in Paris: my speech about Ceph performance analysis was not chosen by the committee for the official agenda. 

But at least one piece of good news: Marc's talk will be part of the OpenStack QA track.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

OpenStack Summit Paris 2014 - CFS

The Call for Speakers period for the OpenStack Summit from 03. - 07.11.2014 in Paris ended this week. Now the voting for the submitted talks started and ends at 11:59pm CDT on August 6. (6:59 am CEST on 7. August).

I've submitted a talk to the storage track. The title is "Ceph Performance Analysis on Live OpenStack Platform". If you are interested to see my talk in Paris, I would appreciate if you would vote for the talk here. You can find there also the abstract of the talk.

Two of my colleagues submitted also interesting talks. Marc Koderer submitted "OpenStack QA in a nutshell" and Stefan Heuser submitted "Telekom Deutschlands Approach to NFV" to the "Telco Strategies" track.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

CDS Giant and Hammer

Today is the second day of the Ceph Developer Summit (CDS) for the Giant and Hammer release. We had already several interesting topics and discussions yesterday on the first day.

It's 01:00 in CEST, so now is the time for you to join if you are interested! Find all information and the link to the video conference here!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

rbd ioengine for fio

Since running benchmarks against Ceph was a topic in the "Best Practices with Ceph as Distributed, Intelligent, Unified Cloud Storage (Dieter Kasper, Fujitsu)" talk on the Ceph day in Frankfurt today, I would like to point you to a blog post about the outcome of the time we spend on benchmarking Ceph performance to find bottlenecks at the Platform Engineering team for the Business Marketplace at Deutsche Telekom AG: "Ceph Performance Analysis: fio and RBD"

Short summary: We contributed a rbd engine swiss-knife-IO-tool fio. You are now able to run tests directly against the userspace librbd implementation as e.g. used by RBD QEMU driver. This allows you to have one single IO benchmark tool to run against RBD kernel, the userspace implementation or against a RBD block device directly in your VM.