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What is Ceph

Ceph is a unified, distributed storage system designed for excellent performance, reliability and scalability.


Upstream Ceph documentation can be found here.

The SUSE Enterprise Storage documentation should also be generally applicable to running Ceph on openSUSE, but you'll want to substitute container images from with those from

Installing Ceph on openSUSE

Available Versions

Ceph is included in openSUSE Leap and Tumbleweed:

  • openSUSE Leap 15.2 with Ceph Octopus (15.x)
  • openSUSE Leap 15.3 with Ceph Pacific (16.x)
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed with Ceph Pacific (16.x)

The cephadm package in the above distros can be used for manual deployment. To use ceph-salt for deployment as mentioned in the SUSE Enterprise Storage documentation, you'll also need to add one of the following repos:

Ceph container images are on

  • openSUSE Leap 15.2 with Ceph Octopus:
  • openSUSE Leap 15.3 with Ceph Pacific:
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed with Ceph Pacific:

The OBS projects will shift as upstream releases occur; filesystems:ceph is the devel project for Ceph in Tumbleweed, and currently tracks Ceph Pacific. LTS Ceph releases are from subprojects as mentioned above, and will go out with particular Leap releases.


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