10.5.3. Available dynamic provisioning plug-ins

OpenShift Container Storage provides the following provisioner plug-ins, which have generic implementations for dynamic provisioning that use the cluster’s configured provider’s API to create new storage resources:

Storage typeProvisioner plug-in nameNotes

OpenStack Cinder



AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS)


For dynamic provisioning when using multiple clusters in different zones, tag each node with Key=kubernetes.io/cluster/<cluster_name>,Value=<cluster_id> where <cluster_name> and <cluster_id> are unique per cluster.

AWS Elastic File System (EFS)


Dynamic provisioning is accomplished through the EFS provisioner pod and not through a provisioner plug-in.

Azure Disk



Azure File


The persistent-volume-binder ServiceAccount requires permissions to create and get Secrets to store the Azure storage account and keys.

GCE Persistent Disk (gcePD)


In multi-zone configurations, it is advisable to run one OpenShift Container Storage cluster per GCE project to avoid PVs from being created in zones where no node in the current cluster exists.

VMware vSphere



Red Hat Virtualization



Any chosen provisioner plug-in also requires configuration for the relevant cloud, host, or third-party provider as per the relevant documentation.