Overview

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This section describes the tasks that you must complete to install and configure NetApp Trident in your Kubernetes cluster.

Prerequisites

Before you perform the deployment exercise that is outlined in this section, we assume that you have already performed the following tasks:

  1. You already have a working Kubernetes cluster, and you are running a version of Kubernetes that is supported by Trident. For a list of supported versions, see the Trident documentation.

  2. You already have a working NetApp storage appliance, software-defined instance, or cloud storage service, that supports the NFS protocol.

Install Trident

To install and configure NetApp Trident in your Kubernetes cluster, perform the following tasks from the deployment jump host:

  1. Deploy Trident for Kubernetes in your cluster by following the deployment instructions in the Trident documentation. Be sure to create at least one Trident Backend and at least one Kubernetes StorageClass. For more information about Backends and StorageClasses, see the Trident documentation.

If you are deploying the NetApp AI Control Plane solution on an ONTAP AI pod, see Trident Deployment and Configuration for some examples of different Trident Backends that you might want to create and for some examples of different Kubernetes StorageClasses that you might want to create.