OpenShift Container Platform supports VMware vSphere’s Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) volumes.
You can provision your OpenShift Container Platform cluster with
storage using VMware
vSphere. Some familiarity with Kubernetes and VMware vSphere is assumed.
OpenShift Container Platform creates the disk in vSphere and attaches the disk to the correct
The OpenShift Container Platform
volume (PV) framework allows administrators to provision a cluster with persistent
storage and gives users a way to request those resources without having any
knowledge of the underlying infrastructure. vSphere VMDK volumes can be
PVs are not bound to a single project or namespace; they can be
shared across the OpenShift Container Platform cluster.
PV claims, however, are specific to a project or namespace and can be
requested by users.
High availability of storage in the infrastructure is left to the underlying
Before creating PVs using vSphere, ensure your
OpenShift Container Platform cluster meets the following requirements:
OpenShift Container Platform must first be
Each node host in the infrastructure must match the vSphere VM name.
Each node host must be in the same resource group.