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Tuesday, May 21 • 14:00 - 14:35
Intro: Kubernetes (VMware) SIG - David vonThenen & Steven Wong, VMware

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Intro to the vSphere CSI Volume Driver The Container Storage Interface (CSI) is a specification designed to enable persistent storage volume management, using a plugin maintained independently of Kubernetes. Kubernetes CSI support recently advanced to GA. In the longer term, there is a plan to deprecate existing legacy storage plugins. New storage-related functionality, such as snapshot support, is now being targeted for CSI only. The “in-tree” vSphere storage plugin remains fully supported at this time. but users running Kubernetes on vSphere may wish to change to CSI to gain new features. At some point in the future, migration to the CSI plugin will become mandatory. This session will explain and demonstrate deployment, configuration and use of the new vSphere CSI driver. We will also cover migration and the roadmap for new functionality including snapshots, and other topics (e.g. interaction with scheduling and zones).

Speakers
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David vonThenen

Cloud Native Engineer, VMware
David vonThenen is a Cloud Native Engineer at VMware working in the container orchestrator space specifically around the Kubernetes and CNCF ecosystems. Some of his contributions have been in the Jaeger, Helm, Open Tracing, Prometheus, and cloud providers just to name a few. Prior... Read More →
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Steven Wong

Open Source Community Relations Engineer, VMware
Steve Wong has been active in the Apache Mesos and Kubernetes communities since 2015. He is chair of the VMware SIG on the Kubernetes project. He is a past speaker at KubeCon, MesosCon, Open Source Summit, SCALE, and meetups in the Los Angeles area where he lives. While not working... Read More →



Tuesday May 21, 2019 14:00 - 14:35
Hall 8.0 E9