We're very happy to announce the first stable release of the Reef series.
We express our gratitude to all members of the Ceph community who
contributed by proposing pull requests, testing this release,
providing feedback, and offering valuable suggestions.
Major Changes from Quincy:
- RADOS: RocksDB has been upgraded to version 7.9.2.
- RADOS: There have been significant improvements to RocksDB iteration
overhead and performance.
- RADOS: The perf dump and perf schema commands have been deprecated
in favor of the new counter dump and counter schema commands.
- RADOS: Cache tiering is now deprecated.
- RADOS: A new feature, the "read balancer", is now available, which
allows users to balance primary PGs per pool on their clusters.
- RGW: Bucket resharding is now supported for multi-site configurations.
- RGW: There have been significant improvements to the stability and
consistency of multi-site replication.
- RGW: Compression is now supported for objects uploaded with
- Dashboard: There is a new Dashboard page with improved layout.
Active alerts and some important charts are now displayed inside
- RBD: Support for layered client-side encryption has been added.
- Telemetry: Users can now opt in to participate in a leaderboard in
the telemetry public dashboards.
We encourage you to read the full release notes at
* Git at git://github.com/ceph/ceph.git
* Tarball at https://download.ceph.com/tarballs/ceph-18.2.0.tar.gz
* Containers at https://quay.io/repository/ceph/ceph
* For packages, see https://docs.ceph.com/docs/master/install/get-packages/
* Release git sha1: 5dd24139a1eada541a3bc16b6941c5dde975e26d
Did you know? Every Ceph release is built and tested on resources
funded directly by the non-profit Ceph Foundation.
If you would like to support this and our other efforts, please
consider joining now https://ceph.io/en/foundation/.
Here's a quick community update.
- [Ceph Days Seoul](https://ceph.io/en/community/events/2023/ceph-days-korea/) June 14
- [Ceph Days Vancouver](https://ceph.io/en/community/events/2023/ceph-days-vancouver/) June 15
We are still looking for speakers for Ceph Days Vancouver until May 17. So if you are attending the OpenInfra Summit, consider adding Ceph Days Vancouver to your schedule and use this speaking opportunity!
Registrants will receive a significant discount to attend both conferences! But hurry, prices go up on May 12.
[Call for Proposals](https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/TVCCCQ)
If you want to host your local Ceph Days, please contact me directly for assistance.
After a couple of cancellations due to working around the challenges of the pandemic, the Ceph community finally came together in masses on April 16-18. The first day was focused on the future development of Ceph at the Developer Summit. The following two days were packed and dedicated to breakout sessions by the community on a wide range of topics around Ceph.
If you couldn't join us, the recordings are now available on our Ceph YouTube channel [Cephalocon 2023 playlist](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrBUGiINAakPd9nuoorqeOuS9P….
- [Celebrating one exabyte of Ceph storage!](https://ceph.io/en/news/blog/2023/telemetry-celebrate-1-exabyte/)
- [Ceph Reef Freeze Part 1: RBD Performance](https://ceph.io/en/news/blog/2023/reef-freeze-rbd-performance/)
- [Ceph Reef Freeze Part 2: RGW Performance](https://ceph.io/en/news/blog/2023/reef-freeze-rgw-performance/)
- [Introducing a new landing page](https://ceph.io/en/news/blog/2023/landing-page/)
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Today is the last day to sponsor Cephalocon Amsterdam 2023! I want to
thank our current sponsors:
Silver: 42on, Canonical Ubuntu, Clyso
Also, thank you to Clyso for their lanyard add-on and 42on's offsite
We are still short in covering the costs for the event, so I'm asking
for contributors and members of the Ceph Foundation to consider
Please get in touch with us at sponsorships(a)ceph.foundation to get
started. Thank you!