VMware vSphere thin StorageClass based PersistentVolumeClaims remain in pending state indefinitely in OCP 4

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Persistent volume claims provisioned from the thin StorageClass using the OpenShift Vsphere cloud provider remaining in pending indefinitely.
  • The claim remain in pending state without any indication from oc describe pvc as to why this is occurring. This can cause operators that require a working dynamic provisioner to fail during installation (OCS 4 as an example).
  • A VMDK is created on the specified datastore, but the PVC never binds and the VMDK stays 0KB.
  • The following logs are repeated in the active master controller-manager pod:

    I0101 00:20:52.420678       1 pv_controller.go:334] synchronizing unbound PersistentVolumeClaim[openshift-kube-controller-manager/testpvc1]: no volume found
    I0101 00:20:52.420720       1 pv_controller.go:1342] provisionClaim[openshift-kube-controller-manager/testpvc1]: started
    I0101 00:20:52.420752       1 pv_controller.go:1614] scheduleOperation[provision-openshift-kube-controller-manager/testpvc1[2edae8cf-4794-11ea-b1ab-0050569ea5ea]]
    I0101 00:20:52.420781       1 pv_controller.go:1625] operation "provision-openshift-kube-controller-manager/testpvc1[2edae8cf-4794-11ea-b1ab-0050569ea5ea]" is already running, skipping
    I0101 00:21:37.421228       1 pv_controller_base.go:170] enqueued "openshift-kube-controller-manager/testpvc1" for sync
    I0101 00:21:37.421263       1 pv_controller_base.go:356] claimWorker[openshift-kube-controller-manager/testpvc1]
    I0101 00:21:37.421285       1 pv_controller_base.go:518] storeObjectUpdate updating claim "openshift-kube-controller-manager/testpvc1" with version 460169
    I0101 00:21:37.421313       1 pv_controller.go:247] synchronizing PersistentVolumeClaim[openshift-kube-controller-manager/testpvc1]: phase: Pending, bound to: "", bindCompleted: false, boundByController: 


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP)
    • 4.x
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage (RHOCS)
    • 4.x
  • VMware vSphere 6.x

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