Posted On: Mar 31, 2022

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) now supports using the Amazon EKS console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and EKS API to install and manage the the Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver. This launch enables a simple experience for attaching persistent storage to an EKS cluster.

The EBS CSI driver provides a CSI interface used by container orchestrators to manage the lifecycle of Amazon EBS volumes. Since announcing preview, EKS add-ons support now includes Windows compatibility, dynamic snapshotting and resizing of EBS volumes via the Kubernetes API, and backwards compatibility with the in-tree EBS driver. The EBS CSI driver can 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.

To learn more and get started, visit the Amazon EKS documentation.