Posted On: Dec 9, 2021

The Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver is now available in Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) add-ons in preview, enabling you to use the Amazon EKS console, CLI, and API to install and manage the add-on. This release is in addition to existing support for the Amazon VPC CNI networking plugin, CoreDNS and kube-proxy, and makes it easier to define consistent Kubernetes clusters and keep them up to date using Amazon EKS.

The EBS CSI driver provides a CSI interface used by container orchestrators to manage the lifecycle of Amazon EBS volumes. Availability in EKS add-ons in preview enables a simple experience for attaching persistent storage to an EKS cluster. The EBS CSI driver can now be installed, managed, and updated directly through the EKS console, CLI, and API. You can see available add-ons and compatible versions in the EKS API, select the version of the add-on you want to run on your cluster, and configure key settings such as the IAM role used by the add-on when it runs. Using EKS add-ons you can go from cluster creation to running applications in a single command and easily keep tooling in your cluster up to date.

Amazon EKS supports managing the installation and version of the EBS CSI Driver (preview), CoreDNS, kube-proxy, and the Amazon VPC CNI on clusters running Kubernetes version 1.18 and above. To learn more and get started, visit the Amazon EKS documentation.