Quick start for Astra Trident

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You can install Astra Trident and get start managing storage resources in a few steps. Before getting started, review Astra Trident requirements.

Note For Docker, refer to Astra Trident for Docker.
One Install Astra Trident

Astra Trident offers several installation methods and modes optimized for a variety of environments and organizations.

Two Prepare the worker node

All worker nodes in the Kubernetes cluster must be able to mount the volumes you have provisioned for your pods.

Three Create a backend

A backend defines the relationship between Astra Trident and a storage system. It tells Astra Trident how to communicate with that storage system and how Astra Trident should provision volumes from it.

Configure a backend for your storage system

Four Create a Kubernetes StorageClass

The Kubernetes StorageClass object specifies Astra Trident as the provisioner and allows you to create a storage class to provision volumes with customizable attributes. Astra Trident creates a matching storage class for Kubernetes objects that specify the Astra Trident provisioner.

Five Provision a volume

A PersistentVolume (PV) is a physical storage resource provisioned by the cluster administrator on a Kubernetes cluster. The PersistentVolumeClaim (PVC) is a request for access to the PersistentVolume on the cluster.

Create a PersistentVolume (PV) and a PersistentVolumeClaim (PVC) that uses the configured Kubernetes StorageClass to request access to the PV. You can then mount the PV to a pod.

What’s next?

You can now add additional backends, manage storage classes, manage backends, and perform volume operations.