The RackN team has refreshed the original OpenCrowbar Ceph deployment to take advantage of the latest capabilities of the platform. The updated workload (APL2) requires first installing RackN Enterprise or OpenCrowbar.
The update provides five distinct capabilities:
1. Fast and Repeatable
You can go from nothing to a distributed Ceph cluster in an hour. Need to rehearse on VMs? That’s even faster. Want to test and retune your configuration? Make some changes, take a coffee break and retest. Of course, with redeploy that fast, you can iterate until you’ve got it exactly right.