Cloud Manager can automate the deployment of NetApp Trident on a single Kubernetes cluster so you can use Cloud Volumes ONTAP as persistent storage for containers. Getting started includes a few quick steps.
Verify network connectivity
A network connection must be available between Cloud Manager and the Kubernetes cluster, and between Cloud Volumes ONTAP systems and the Kubernetes cluster. (A connection to only one Kubernetes cluster is supported.)
Cloud Manager needs an outbound internet connection to access the following endpoints when installing Trident:
Upload the Kubernetes configuration file to Cloud Manager
The Cloud Manager Admin needs to upload a configuration file (kubeconfig) that is in YAML format. After you upload the file, Cloud Manager installs Trident on the Kubernetes cluster.
Connect your working environments to the Kubernetes cluster
Start provisioning Persistent Volumes
Request and manage Persistent Volumes using native Kubernetes interfaces and constructs. Cloud Manager creates two Kubernetes storage classes that you can use when provisioning Persistent Volumes:
cvo-single: for binding a Persistent Volume to a single-node Cloud Volumes ONTAP system
cvo-ha: for binding a Persistent Volume to a Cloud Volumes ONTAP HA pair
Note that thick provisioning (volume reservation) is not supported.