Ambedded Ceph Cluster

Ambedded Ceph - Overview

  • Eight micro-servers on 1 U
  • Scale-Out on-the-fly
  • dedicated software management ports per server
  • centralized management of the whole cluster
  • status LEDs for each node
  • Ceph software preinstalled on all nodes (Linux: CentOS, opt. SUSE)
  • MARS-200 and MARS-400 two performance classes
  • single nodes configurabel as storage (OSD) or monitoring (MON) nodes
  • Object Storage support for OpenStack Swift, Cinder and Glance
  • Amazon S3 API
  • Block Storage: iSCSI Block devices
  • 3 years warranty and software service, optional Express Exchange Service and installation

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Product information

Ceph clusters are normally installed on many single nodes. For in order to achieve high performance and an efficient erasure coding, the overall number of nodes matters. On the other hand this makes only sense for a high capacity.
Ambedded has developed an interesting alternative: in a 1 U server enclosure eight independent nodes are integrated, each with its own processor, a disk and an M.2 flash card for cache. Each single node can be individually configured, as storage or monitoring node, this is done with a management software.
Thus with three enclosures a complete, redundant cluster van be build, having one monitoring node in each enclosure (enough for a quorum) and seven storage nodes, e.g. with 2+1 erasure coding. Then two running enclosures are sufficient to keep all data available.
Optionally these systems can also be delivered with SUSE Enterprise Linux including SUSE support.

Additional products for these systems:

Model overview

Modell MARS-200 8 Node Server MARS-400 8 Node Server
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rackmount, size 1 U, 437.8mm x 43.5mm x 741.2mm
Disks 8 per Node
Micro-Server per system 8 x ARM 32-bit Cortex A9 v7 Dual Core 1.6 GHz 8 x ARM 64-bit Cortex-A72 Dual Core 1.2GHz
System Architektur per micro-server
  • RAM: 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 2 x 2.5 Gbit Ethernet
  • 2 x SATA 3.0 (6Gbps)
  • 32 GB M.2 Flash Storage for Caching OSD
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR34SDRAM
  • 2 x 2.5 Gbit Ethernet
  • 2 x SATA 3.0 (6Gbps)
  • 32 GB M.2 Flash Storage for Caching OSD
B.Network
  • Redundant hot-swap in chassis switch (active/active)
  • 4 x 10 Gbps uplink for Client and Scale-Out
  • SFP+ oder 10GbaseT Support with autosensing
  • 1 x 100Mbps dedicated management port (BMC)
BMC / Monitoring
  • Micro-server Console over Ethernet
  • Reset specified Micro-server
  • Control micro-server power ON/OFF
  • Control system power ON/OFF
  • Reset In-chassis switch
  • UID LED control
Storage Bay (HDD/SSD)
  • centralized management of the whole cluster
  • dedicated software management ports per server
  • single nodes configurable as storage (OSD) or monitoring (MON) nodes
Power Consumption Less than 100 Watt (excluding the HDD/SSD) Less than 105 Watt (excluding the HDD/SSD)
PSU 2 redundant 300W, PFC
electric 110-230 V AC, 50-60 Hz
Temperature operating: 5 - 35° C, non-operating: -40 - +60° C
Warranty / Service 3 years warranty + software update service, optional Express Exchange Service and installation