Can I Access Ceph via a Hypervisor


Currently, the QEMU hypervisor can interact with the Ceph block device. The KVM module and the librbd library allow you to use QEMU with Ceph. Most Ceph deployments use the librbd library. Cloud solutions like OpenStack and CloudStack interact libvirt and QEMU to as a means of integrating with Ceph.

Ceph integrates cloud solutions via libvirt and QEMU. The Ceph community has also added support for the Xen hypervisor as of the Emperor release.

There is interest in support for VMWare, but there is no deep-level integration between VMWare and Ceph as yet.