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Chapter 1. Requirements for scaling storage nodes

Before you proceed to scale the storage nodes, refer to the following sections to understand the node requirements for your specific Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage instance:


Always ensure that you have plenty of storage capacity.

If storage ever fills completely, it is not possible to add capacity or delete or migrate content away from the storage to free up space. Completely full storage is very difficult to recover.

Capacity alerts are issued when cluster storage capacity reaches 75% (near-full) and 85% (full) of total capacity. Always address capacity warnings promptly, and review your storage regularly to ensure that you do not run out of storage space.

If you do run out of storage space completely, contact Red Hat Customer Support.

1.1. Supported Deployments for Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage

  • User-provisioned infrastructure:

    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • VMware
    • Bare metal
    • IBM Power Systems
    • IBM Z or LinuxONE
  • Installer-provisioned infrastructure:

    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Microsoft Azure
    • VMware
    • Red Hat Virtualization