You can upgrade the CSI Driver for Dell PowerFlex using Helm or Dell CSI Operator.

Update Driver from v2.7.1 to v2.8 using Helm


  1. Run git clone -b v2.8.0 https://github.com/dell/csi-powerflex.git to clone the git repository and get the v2.8.0 driver.
  2. You need to create secret.yaml with the configuration of your system. Check this section in installation documentation: Install the Driver
  3. Update myvalues file as needed.
  4. Run the csi-install script with the option --upgrade by running:
    cd ../dell-csi-helm-installer && ./csi-install.sh --namespace vxflexos --values ./myvalues.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 myvalues.yaml file and run the install script with the option --upgrade, for example:

    ./csi-install.sh --namespace vxflexos --values ./myvalues.yaml --upgrade
  • The logging configuration from v1.5 will not work in v2.1, since the log configuration parameters are now set in the myvalues.yaml file located at dell-csi-helm-installer/myvalues.yaml. Please set the logging configuration parameters in the myvalues.yaml file.

  • You cannot upgrade between drivers with different fsGroupPolicies. To check the current driver’s fsGroupPolicy, use this command:

     kubectl describe csidriver csi-vxflexos.dellemc.com

    and check the “Spec” section:

      Attach Required:     true
      Fs Group Policy:     ReadWriteOnceWithFSType
      Pod Info On Mount:   true
      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