Product : Dell EMC, VxRail [HCI]/7.0.100, x86
Feature : Container Orch. Interconnect, Containers, Workload Support
Content Owner:  Herman Rutten
Kubernetes Volume Plugin
The VMware vSphere Container Storage Interface (CSI) Volume Driver for Kubernetes leverages vSAN block storage and vSAN file shares to provide scalable, persistent storage for stateful applications.

Kubernetes contains an in-tree CSI Volume Plug-In that allows the out-of-tree VMware vSphere CSI Volume Driver to gain access to containers and provide persistent-volume storage. The plugin runs in a pod and dynamically provisions requested PersistentVolumes (PVs) using vSAN block storage and vSAN native files shares dynamically provisioned by VMware vSAN File Services.

The VMware vSphere CSI Volume Driver requires Kubernetes v1.14 or later and VMware vSAN 6.7 U3 or later. vSAN File Services requires VMware vSAN/vSphere 7.0.

vSphere Cloud Provider (VCP) for Kubernetes allows Pods to use enterprise grade persistent storage. VCP supports every storage primitive exposed by Kubernetes:
- Volumes
- Persistent Volumes (PV)
- Persistent Volumes Claims (PVC)
- Storage Class
- Stateful Sets

Persistent volumes requested by stateful containerized applications can be provisioned on vSAN, vVol, VMFS or NFS datastores.