This guide assumes you have created a Rook cluster as explained in the main Quickstart guide

    CephBlockPoolRadosNamespace CRD

    RADOS currently uses pools both for data distribution (pools are shared into PGs, which map to OSDs) and as the granularity for security (capabilities can restrict access by pool). Overloading pools for both purposes makes it hard to do multi-tenancy because it not a good idea to have a very large number of pools.

    A namespace would be a division of a pool into separate logical namespaces. For more information about BlockPool and namespace refer to the Ceph docs

    Having multiple namespaces in a pool would allow multiple Kubernetes clusters to share one unique ceph cluster without creating a pool per kubernetes cluster and it will also allow to have tenant isolation between multiple tenenats in a single Kubernetes cluster without creating multiple pools for tenants.

    Rook allows creation of Ceph BlockPool RadosNamespaces through the custom resource definitions (CRDs).


    To get you started, here is a simple example of a CR to create a CephBlockPoolRadosNamespace on the CephBlockPool “replicapool”.

    apiVersion: ceph.rook.io/v1
    kind: CephBlockPoolRadosNamespace
      name: namespace-a
      namespace: rook-ceph # namespace:cluster
      # The name of the CephBlockPool CR where the namespace is created.
      blockPoolName: replicapool


    If any setting is unspecified, a suitable default will be used automatically.


    • name: The name that will be used for the Ceph BlockPool rados namespace.


    • blockPoolName: The metadata name of the CephBlockPool CR where the rados namespace will be created.