[ceph-users] ceph-volume: migration and disk partition support

Alfredo Deza adeza at redhat.com
Tue Oct 10 05:25:51 PDT 2017

On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 3:28 AM, Stefan Kooman <stefan at bit.nl> wrote:
> Hi,
> Quoting Alfredo Deza (adeza at redhat.com):
>> Hi,
>> Now that ceph-volume is part of the Luminous release, we've been able
>> to provide filestore support for LVM-based OSDs. We are making use of
>> LVM's powerful mechanisms to store metadata which allows the process
>> to no longer rely on UDEV and GPT labels (unlike ceph-disk).
>> Bluestore support should be the next step for `ceph-volume lvm`, and
>> while that is planned we are thinking of ways to improve the current
>> caveats (like OSDs not coming up) for clusters that have deployed OSDs
>> with ceph-disk.
> I'm a bit confused after reading this. Just to make things clear. Would
> bluestore be put on top of a LVM volume (in an ideal world)? Has
> bluestore in Ceph luminious support for LVM? I.e. is there code in
> bluestore to support LVM? Or is it _just_ support of `ceph-volume lvm`
> for bluestore?

There is currently no support in `ceph-volume lvm` for bluestore yet.
It is being worked on today and should be ready soon (hopefully in the
next Luminous release).

And yes, in the case of  `ceph-volume lvm` it means that bluestore
would be "on top" of LVM volumes.

>> --- New clusters ---
>> The `ceph-volume lvm` deployment is straightforward (currently
>> supported in ceph-ansible), but there isn't support for plain disks
>> (with partitions) currently, like there is with ceph-disk.
>> Is there a pressing interest in supporting plain disks with
>> partitions? Or only supporting LVM-based OSDs fine?
> We're still in a green field situation. Users with an installed base
> will have to comment on this. If the assumption that bluestore would be
> put on top of LVM is true, it would make things simpler (in our own Ceph
> ansible playbook).

There is already support in ceph-ansible too, which will mean that
when bluestore support is added, it will be added in ceph-ansible at
the same time.
> Gr. Stefan
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