Isilon, the de-facto scale out NAS platform, so much of it’s Ptb are being used all over the world, no wonder why i’m getting a lot of requests to have the Kubernetes CSI plugin available for it, well, now you have it!

Product Overview:

CSI Driver for Dell EMC Isilon enables integration with Kubernetes, open-source container orchestrator, infrastructure and delivers scalable persistent storage provisioning operations for Dell EMC Isilon storage system.

Highlights of this Release:

The CSI driver for Dell EMC Isilon enables Isilon use as a persistent storage in the Kubernetes clusters. The driver enables fully automated workflows for dynamic and static persistent volume (PV) provisioning and snapshot creation. Driver uses SmartQuotas to limit volume size.

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Software Support:

This introductory release of CSI Driver for Dell EMC Isilon supports the following features:

Supports CSI 1.1

  • Supports Kubernetes version 1.14.x
  • Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 host operating system
  • Persistent Volume (PV) capabilities:
    • Create from scratch
    • Create from snapshot
    • Delete
  • Dynamic PV provisioning
  • Volume mount as NFS export
  • HELM charts installer
  • Access modes:
    • SINGLE_NODE_WRITER
    • MULTI_NODE_READER_ONLY
    • MULTI_NODE_MULTI_WRITER
  • Snapshot capabilities:
    • Create
    • Delete

Note:
Volume Snapshots is an Alpha feature in Kubernetes. It is recommended for use only in short-lived testing clusters, as features in the Alpha stage have an increased risk of bugs and a lack of long-term support. See Kubernetes documentation for more information about feature stages.

Refer to Dell EMC Simple Support Matrix for the latest product version qualifications.

Resources:

CSI Driver for Dell EMC Isilon files and documentation are available for download on:

below you can see a demo about how it all works:

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