CSI Unity


Create secret to store Unity credentials

Create a namespace called unity (it can be any user-defined name; But commands in this section assumes that the namespace is unity) Prepare the secret.json for driver configuration. The following table lists driver configuration parameters for multiple storage arrays.

Parameter Description Required Default
username Username for accessing Unity system true -
password Password for accessing Unity system true -
restGateway REST API gateway HTTPS endpoint Unity system true -
arrayId ArrayID for Unity system true -
insecure “unityInsecure” determines if the driver is going to validate unisphere certs while connecting to the Unisphere REST API interface If it is set to false, then a secret unity-certs has to be created with a X.509 certificate of CA which signed the Unisphere certificate true true
isDefaultArray An array having isDefaultArray=true is for backward compatibility. This parameter should occur once in the list. false false

Ex: secret.json

     "storageArrayList": [
         "username": "user",
         "password": "password",
         "restGateway": "",
         "arrayId": "APM00******1",
         "insecure": true,
         "isDefaultArray": true
         "username": "user",
         "password": "password",
         "restGateway": "",
         "arrayId": "APM00******2",
         "insecure": true

kubectl create secret generic unity-creds -n unity --from-file=config=secret.json

Use the following command to replace or update the secret

kubectl create secret generic unity-creds -n unity --from-file=config=secret.json -o yaml --dry-run | kubectl replace -f -

Note: The user needs to validate the JSON syntax and array related key/values while replacing the unity-creds secret. The driver will continue to use previous values in case of an error found in the JSON file.

Create secret for client side TLS verification

Please refer detailed documentation on how to create this secret here

If certificate validation is skipped, empty secret must be created. To create an empty secret. Ex: empty-secret.yaml

  apiVersion: v1
  kind: Secret
    name: unity-certs-0
    namespace: unity
  type: Opaque
    cert-0: ""

Execute command: kubectl create -f empty-secret.yaml

Modify/Set the following optional environment variables

Users should configure the parameters in CR. The following table lists the primary configurable parameters of the Unity driver and their default values:

Parameter Description Required Default
Common parameters for node and controller
CSI_ENDPOINT Specifies the HTTP endpoint for Unity. No /var/run/csi/csi.sock
X_CSI_UNITY_ALLOW_MULTI_POD_ACCESS Flag to enable multiple pods use the same pvc on the same node with RWO access mode No false
Controller parameters
X_CSI_MODE Driver starting mode No controller
X_CSI_UNITY_AUTOPROBE To enable auto probing for driver No true
Node parameters
X_CSI_MODE Driver starting mode No node
X_CSI_ISCSI_CHROOT Path to which the driver will chroot before running any iscsi commands. No /noderoot

Example CR for Unity

Refer samples from here. Below is an example CR:

apiVersion: storage.dell.com/v1
kind: CSIUnity
  name: test-unity
  namespace: test-unity
    configVersion: v5
    replicas: 2
      image: "dellemc/csi-unity:v1.6.0"
      imagePullPolicy: IfNotPresent
      - name: X_CSI_UNITY_DEBUG
        value: "true"
        value: "false"
        value: "0"
      - name: provisioner
        args: ["--volume-name-prefix=csiunity","--default-fstype=ext4"]
      - name: snapshotter
        args: ["--snapshot-name-prefix=csiunitysnap"]