You can upgrade CSI Driver for Dell PowerMax using Helm or Dell CSM Operator.

Note: CSI Driver for PowerMax v2.4.0 requires 10.0 REST endpoint support of Unisphere.

Updating the CSI Driver to use 10.0 Unisphere

  1. Upgrade the Unisphere to have 10.0 endpoint support.Please find the instructions here.
  2. Update the my-powermax-settings.yaml to have endpoint with 10.0 support.

Update Driver from v2.9 to v2.10.1 using Helm


  1. Run git clone -b v2.10.1 https://github.com/dell/csi-powermax.git to clone the git repository and get the driver.
  2. Update the values file as needed.
  3. Run the csi-install script with the option --upgrade by running:
    cd ../dell-csi-helm-installer && ./csi-install.sh --namespace powermax --values ./my-powermax-settings.yaml --upgrade


  • If you are upgrading from a driver version that was installed using Helm v2, ensure that you install Helm3 before installing the driver.

  • To update any installation parameter after the driver has been installed, change the my-powermax-settings.yaml file and run the install script with the option --upgrade, for example:

    ./csi-install.sh --namespace powermax --values ./my-powermax-settings.yaml –upgrade
  • You cannot upgrade between drivers with different fsGroupPolicies. To check the current driver’s fsGroupPolicy, use this command:

    kubectl describe csidriver csi-powermax

    and check the “Spec” section:

      Attach Required:     true
      Fs Group Policy:     ReadWriteOnceWithFSType
      Pod Info On Mount:   false
      Requires Republish:  false
      Storage Capacity:    false

Upgrade using Dell CSM Operator:

Note: Upgrading the Operator does not upgrade the CSI Driver.

  1. Upgrade the Dell CSM Operator by following here
  2. Once the operator is upgraded, to upgrade the driver, refer here