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StorageClass Setup

We provide one default storage class per Cluster.

Caution: This is managed by GKS and can be overwritten at any time. Please create a separate storage class for your changes.

kubectl get storageclasses.storage.k8s.io
NAME                 PROVISIONER            AGE
standard (default)   kubernetes.io/cinder   268d
kubectl get storageclasses.storage.k8s.io
NAME                   PROVISIONER                AGE
cinder-csi (default)   cinder.csi.openstack.org   6h45m

The provisioner is version and creation time dependent.

  • kubernetes.io/cinder all Kubernetes Cluster prior 1.16 and created before 29.10

  • cinder.csi.openstack.org all Kubernetes Cluster 1.16+ and created after 19.10

Openstack Volume Types

The Openstack volume types sorted by maximum possible IOPS:

  • low-iops
  • default <- used in the default class
  • high-iops

Adding Your Own Classes

If you need use one of the other types, you can add your own definitions.

Example:

apiVersion: storage.k8s.io/v1
kind: StorageClass
metadata:
  name: my-high-iops-class
provisioner: cinder.csi.openstack.org
parameters:
  type: high-iops

Apply with kubectl apply -f storage-class.yaml.

  • name: Choose a unique one, as we don’t want to interfere with the default names.
  • provisioner: Use the one of your cluster. You can always have a look in the default class to verify the right provider.
  • type: Use one of the official provided types from the Optimist platform (at the time of writing low-iops and high-iops).

To use the new storage class you need to change your volumes definitions and add the new StorageClass name.