Ceph Internals


If you’re looking for how to use Ceph as a library from your own software, please see API Documentation.

You can start a development mode Ceph cluster, after compiling the source, with:

cd src
install -d -m0755 out dev/osd0
./vstart.sh -n -x -l
# check that it's there
./ceph health


vstart is woefully undocumented and full of sharp sticks to poke yourself with.

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