• 08 Jul 2024
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For the Advanced User Flow, follow all steps of Auto-Provisioning, click on Create PVC in QUICK START> Add Volume and then give the PVC a name, define the volume size and select the associated Policy.

Next, click on ADVANCED, and configure the following additional settings:

File System Mount: Block for raw block device or File to create an XFS Filesystem.

Region: Cloud region for media node serving the volume, such as East US.

Zones: A zone from which media will be allocated for the volume. It is expected that the volume will be attached to a node from the same zone, for optimal performance. If your policy defines Zone Resiliency, Volumez will automatically choose and allocate media on additional zones.

VPC: Cloud availability zones for the media node serving the volume.


Use the YAML file in your Kubectl by using the apply -f command.

If the volumeBindingMode is Immediate, the PV will be allocated as soon as the PVC is submitted.

Wait for about 3 minutes. You can track the progress in the Volumez Portal in Status> Jobs

The PVC has now been created.

If the configured volumeBindingMode is WaitForFirstConsumer, the CSI will allocate the PV when the first application to be served is identified.

User Flow Comparison

Simple Predictive Flow

Advanced Flow

Volume Binding Mode


WaitForFirstConsumer or Immediate


Single zone Only

Single zone or more

Volume Details (Region, Zones, VPC, Subnets)

Same as app node

Defined by the user in the Advanced section.

Deployment Type

Auto Provisioned

Shared Media, or Auto Provisioned if dedicated media = “no”

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