Create PVC on AWS EKS
  • 08 Jul 2024
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Create PVC on AWS EKS

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As prerequisites for PVC creation, be sure to have the Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) ready. Then follow these links:

Connect to EKS:

  • Use the CSI Driver Token (Refresh Token). This can be taken from Go to Sign in > Developer Info.

  • Region - Set the target AWS region (for example: us-east-1).

EKS cluster creation:

If needed, you can use Volumez Terraform to create an EKS cluster. the source code can be cloned from

see more details in

an example with default values, as follows:

terraform init

terraform apply -var-file=”easy_starter.tfvars”

Use these custom variables:

terraform init

terraform apply -var=”media_node_count=4” -var=”media_node_type=i3en.3xlarge”

Create a CSI driver:

Usage (helm): Deploy Volumez-CSI configuration

Configure kubectl so that you can connect to an EKS cluster, as follows:

aws eks --region <region> update-kubeconfig --name <cluster_name>

  • If not known, The region and cluster_name parameters can be found in Terraform's output.

  • Deploy CSI driver deployment with helm:

helm repo add volumez-csi

helm install volumez-csi volumez-csi/volumez-csi --set vlzAuthToken=eyJjdHkiOiJKV1QiLC -n vlz-csi-driver --create-namespace

Install Only on Specific Node/Node-Group

To install the volumez-csi on a specific node or nodegroup, label the node/nodegroup and add the following to the end of the install command (fill in the correct values instead of "label-key" and "label-values"):

--set-json 'csiNodeVlzplugin.affinity={"nodeAffinity":{"requiredDuringSchedulingIgnoredDuringExecution":{"nodeSelectorTerms":[{"matchExpressions":[{"key":"<label-key>","operator":"In","values":["<label-values>"]}]}]}}}'

Such as:

--set-json 'csiNodeVlzplugin.affinity={"nodeAffinity":{"requiredDuringSchedulingIgnoredDuringExecution":{"nodeSelectorTerms":[{"matchExpressions":[{"key":"nodepool-type","operator":"In","values":["app", "media"]}]}]}}}'

After completing the prerequisites, select the Volumez settings for your mode of operation:

  • Auto-Provisioned Volume

  • Shared Media Volume

For further explanation on Auto-Provisioning and Shared Media refer to:

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