CSI Drivers

About Dell Technologies (Dell) CSI Drivers

The CSI Drivers by Dell implement an interface between CSI (CSI spec v1.5) enabled Container Orchestrator (CO) and Dell Storage Arrays. It is a plug-in that is installed into Kubernetes to provide persistent storage using Dell storage system.

CSI Architecture

Features and capabilities

Supported Operating Systems/Container Orchestrator Platforms

PowerMax PowerFlex Unity XT PowerScale PowerStore
Kubernetes 1.22, 1.23, 1.24 1.22, 1.23, 1.24 1.22, 1.23, 1.24 1.22, 1.23, 1.24 1.22, 1.23, 1.24
RHEL 7.x,8.x 7.x,8.x 7.x,8.x 7.x,8.x 7.x,8.x
Ubuntu 20.04 20.04 18.04, 20.04 18.04, 20.04 20.04
CentOS 7.8, 7.9 7.8, 7.9 7.8, 7.9 7.8, 7.9 7.8, 7.9
SLES 15SP3 15SP3 15SP3 15SP3 15SP3
Red Hat OpenShift 4.9, 4.10, 4.10 EUS 4.9, 4.10, 4.10 EUS 4.9, 4.10, 4.10 EUS 4.9, 4.10, 4.10 EUS 4.9, 4.10, 4.10 EUS
Mirantis Kubernetes Engine 3.5.x 3.5.x 3.5.x 3.5.x 3.5.x
Google Anthos 1.9 1.8 no 1.9 1.9
VMware Tanzu no no NFS NFS NFS
Rancher Kubernetes Engine yes yes yes yes yes
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
Anywhere
no yes no no yes

CSI Driver Capabilities

Features PowerMax PowerFlex Unity XT PowerScale PowerStore
CSI Driver version 2.3.0 2.3.0 2.3.0 2.3.0 2.3.0
Static Provisioning yes yes yes yes yes
Dynamic Provisioning yes yes yes yes yes
Expand Persistent Volume yes yes yes yes yes
Create VolumeSnapshot yes yes yes yes yes
Create Volume from Snapshot yes yes yes yes yes
Delete Snapshot yes yes yes yes yes
Access Mode FC/iSCSI:
RWO/
RWOP
Raw block:
RWO/
RWX/
ROX/
RWOP
RWO/ROX/RWOP

RWX (Raw block only)
RWO/ROX/RWOP

RWX (Raw block & NFS only)
RWO/RWX/ROX/
RWOP
RWO/RWOP
(FC/iSCSI)
RWO/
RWX/
ROX/
RWOP
(RawBlock, NFS)
CSI Volume Cloning yes yes yes yes yes
CSI Raw Block Volume yes yes yes no yes
CSI Ephemeral Volume no yes yes yes yes
Topology yes yes yes yes yes
Multi-array yes yes yes yes yes
Volume Health Monitoring yes yes yes yes yes

Supported Storage Platforms

PowerMax PowerFlex Unity XT PowerScale PowerStore
Storage Array PowerMax 2000/8000
5978.479.479, 5978.711.711
Unisphere 9.2
3.5.x, 3.6.x 5.0.7, 5.1.0, 5.1.2 OneFS 8.1, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 1.0.x, 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 3.0

Backend Storage Details

Features PowerMax PowerFlex Unity XT PowerScale PowerStore
Fibre Channel yes N/A yes N/A yes
iSCSI yes N/A yes N/A yes
NVMeTCP N/A N/A N/A N/A yes
NVMeFC N/A N/A N/A N/A yes
NFS N/A N/A yes yes yes
Other N/A ScaleIO protocol N/A N/A N/A
Supported FS ext4 / xfs ext4 / xfs ext3 / ext4 / xfs / NFS NFS ext3 / ext4 / xfs / NFS
Thin / Thick provisioning Thin Thin Thin/Thick N/A Thin
Platform-specific configurable settings Service Level selection
iSCSI CHAP
- Host IO Limit
Tiering Policy
NFS Host IO size
Snapshot Retention duration
Access Zone
NFS version (3 or 4);Configurable Export IPs
iSCSI CHAP

Installation

Methods to install CSI Drivers

Uninstallation

Methods to uninstall Dell CSI Driver

Upgrade

Upgrade Dell CSI Drivers

Features

Description of CSI Driver features

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting for CSI Drivers

Release Notes

Release Notes for all the CSI Drivers and deployment

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