Which deployment method for ceph (rook|ceph-ansible|tripleo)

Oliver Weinmann oliver.weinmann at me.com
Sun Nov 1 09:28:48 UTC 2020

Hi Jerome,

thanks for your reply. Ok, but can rook also be used outside of 
kubernetes? Can I provision e.g. volumes for openstack cinder?

Am 01.11.2020 um 09:49 schrieb Jerome Pansanel:
> Hi Oliver,
> Due to recent changes in CEPH Nautilus and Octopus (new Orchestrator
> APIs), we decided to switch to Rook. It is still in an experimental
> stage on our platform, but it seems promising.
> Cheers,
> Jerome
> Le 01/11/2020 à 08:55, Oliver Weinmann a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> I'm still in the process of preparing a OpenStack POC. I'm 100% sure
>> that I want to use CEPH and so I purchased the book Mastering CEPH 2nd
>> edition. First of all, It's a really good book. It basically explains
>> the various methods how ceph can be deployed and also the components
>> that CEPH is build of. So I played around a lot with ceph-ansible and
>> rook in my virtualbox environment. I also started to play with tripleo
>> ceph deployment, although I haven't had the time yet to sucessfully
>> deploy a openstack cluster with CEPH. Now I'm wondering, which of these
>> 3 methods should I use?
>> rook
>> ceph-ansible
>> tripleo
>> I also want to use CEPH for NFS and CIFS (Samba) as we have plenty of
>> VMs running under vSphere that currently consume storage from a ZFS
>> storage via CIFS and NFS. I don't know if rook can be used for this. I
>> have the feeling that it is purely meant to be used for kubernetes? And
>> If I would like to have CIFS and NFS maybe tripleo is not capable of
>> enabling these features in CEPH? So I would be left with ceph-ansible?
>> Any suggestions are very welcome.
>> Best Regards,
>> Oliver

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