Author: KingJ

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Accessing CephFS over Samba

CephFS is a very versatile, scaleable, distributed file system. I’ve gradually been scaling out my Ceph cluster and now have 65TB across 11 nodes, which in fairness is quite small as Ceph clusters go!...

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Using Ceph FS Persistent Volumes with Kubernetes Containers

Containers are great, up until you need to persist storage beyond the potential lifetime of the container. In a single Dockerised setup, this might be easily solved through the use of host volumes but that’s...

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Shrinking Thin-Provisioned ESXi Disks

Thin-provisioned disks can be pretty useful in ESXi. There’s no need to pre-allocate storage or have huge amounts of unused, but allocated, storage sitting idle. However, whilst thin-provisioned disks can semalessly grow themselves, they...