Red Hat: Ceph - Storage | OpenStack - IaaS | OpenShift - PaaS

Red Hat: Ceph - Storage | OpenStack - IaaS | OpenShift - PaaS

The objective of this paper is a proof of concept PoC demonstrating how to build a cloud using RedHat: Ceph for Object Storage, OpenStack 13 for IaaS, OpenShift for PaaS on Open Compute hyperscale hardware.

Intended audience:

  • Cloud providers and managed service providers
  • Internal IT departments
  • Anyone with an interest in cloud computing

Red Hat OpenStack 13 World Record - 976MB\s

Ubuntu Virtual Machine VM running on top of Red Hat OpenStack 13

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Key functions of the Red Hat cloud appliance include:

  • VM orchestration also known as Infrastructure as a Service IaaS (OpenStack)
  • Container orchestration also known as Platform as a Service PaaS (OpenShift)
  • Object Storage (Ceph)

Red Hat Ceph

  • Object Storage 
  • Block storage 
  • Cluster monitoring 
  • RESTFul API - to AWS S3 


Red Hat OpenStack

Infrastructure as a Service IaaS

Virtual Machines orchestration

  • Multi tenancy
  • Load balancers
  • Account separation
  • Billing  


Red Hat OpenShift

Platform as a Service PaaS 

Container orchestration 

  • Multi tenancy
  • Load balancers
  • Account separation
  • Billing 


Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary ......................................................................................................................... 3
2. Infrastructure Design ...................................................................................................................... 3
2.1 Rackgox F06A compute node ...................................................................................................... 4
2.2 2U JBR storage box...................................................................................................................... 4
2.3 T5032 -LY6 network switch ......................................................................................................... 4
2.4 T1048-LY4 network switch .......................................................................................................... 4
2.5 Data path design over network switches .................................................................................... 4
3. RedHat Appliances .......................................................................................................................... 5
3.1 RedHat OpenStack IaaS ............................................................................................................... 5
3.2 RedHat CEPH storage .................................................................................................................. 6
3.2.1 Ceph Calamari ................................................................................................................. 7
3.2.2 Ceph Monitor .................................................................................................................. 7
3.2.3 Ceph OSD ........................................................................................................................ 7
3.2.4 Ceph installation architecture ......................................................................................... 7
3.3 RedHat OpenShift PaaS ............................................................................................................... 9
4. Performance and Accessibility ...................................................................................................... 10
4.1 Accessibility ............................................................................................................................... 10
5. Conclusion ..................................................................................................................................... 10

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