Installing Ceph

There are several different ways to install Ceph. Choose the method that best suits your needs.

Other methods

ceph-ansible deploys and manages Ceph clusters using Ansible.

  • ceph-ansible is widely deployed.

  • ceph-ansible is not integrated with the new orchestrator APIs, introduced in Nautlius and Octopus, which means that newer management features and dashboard integration are not available.

ceph-deploy is a tool for quickly deploying clusters.


ceph-deploy is no longer actively maintained. It is not tested on versions of Ceph newer than Nautilus. It does not support RHEL8, CentOS 8, or newer operating systems.

DeepSea installs Ceph using Salt. installs Ceph using Juju. installs Ceph via Puppet.

Ceph can also be installed manually.


For Windows installations, please consult this document: Windows installation guide.