About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code CEPH125
Duration 5 Days
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Red Hat® Ceph Storage Architecture and Administration (CEPH125) is part of the Emerging Technology series of courses from Red Hat Training. This five-day course is designed for storage administrators or cloud operators who want to deploy Red Hat Ceph Storage in their production environment as well as their OpenStack® environment.

Red Hat Ceph Storage Architecture and Administration (CEPH125) is structured around 3 segments. The first segment is an in-depth view of the Red Hat Ceph Storage architecture and provides instructions for deploying Red Hat Ceph Storage, including the Ceph Storage Cluster, the Ceph Object Gateway, and the Ceph Block Device. The second segment focuses on day-to-day operations of a Ceph Storage cluster together with some common troubleshooting and tuning techniques that storage administrators can use to provide 24x7 availability of the storage infrastructure. The third segment covers the integration of the Ceph Storage Cluster with Glance and Cinder in Red Hat Enterprise Linux® OpenStack Platform. This segment also covers configuring Red Hat Ceph Storage as a replacement for Swift and integrating it with Keystone.


Audience for this course

This course is intended for storage administrators, cloud operators, and cloud developers who want to learn how to deploy and manage Red Hat Ceph Storage within or outside the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform environment.

Prerequisites for this course

  • Knowledge in Linux server administration and Linux command line
  • Fundamental storage knowledge
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification or the equivalent experience with Linux

Delegates will learn how to

  • Deploying Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Creating a Ceph Block Device client
  • Deploying the Red Hat Ceph Storage Gateway objects
  • Troubleshooting Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage operations and tuning
  • Integrating Red Hat Ceph Storage with Glance
  • Integrating Red Hat Ceph Storage with Cinder
  • Integrating Red Hat Ceph Storage with Keystone


Introduction to storage
Introduce storage.

Introduction to Ceph and Red Hat Ceph Storage
Introduce the Ceph Storage, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and related Ceph systems.

Red Hat Ceph Storage deployment
Deploy Red Hat Ceph Storage.

Red Hat Ceph Storage configuration
Introduce and practice working with pools, erasure coded pools, expanding the cluster, and primary affinity.

Block storage through RBD
Introduce block storage and learn how to execute block storage through RBD.

Object storage through RADOSGW
Introduce and execute object storage through RADOSGW.

File storage through CephFS
Introduce and execute file storage through CephFS.

CRUSH Configuration Introduce
CRUSH Configuration and work with CRUSH map.

Cluster map updates
Introduce Cluster map updates.

Ceph operations
Introduce Ceph operations and maintenance.

Tuning Linux servers
Introduce tuning Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers.

Ceph performance tuning
Introduce Ceph performance tuning and conduct stress testing, result analysis, and impact specific parameters.

Client troubleshooting
Troubleshoot Ceph client.

Introduction to OpenStack with Ceph
Introduce and explain integration of Ceph and OpenStack.

Integrate Ceph with Glance
Integrate object storage for image with Glance.

Integrate Ceph with Cinder
Integrate block storage for virtual machines (VMs) with Cinder.

Replace Swift with Ceph and RADOSGW
Introduce and learn how to replace Swift with Ceph and RADOSGW.

Integrate CephFS with Manila
Learn to integrate CephFS with Manila.

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5 Days

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