Posted On: Aug 2, 2023

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) now supports the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver as an EKS add-on, making it simpler and easier to use EFS shared file storage with your EKS clusters.

The EFS CSI driver provides a container storage interface so that you can attach persistent, fully elastic EFS shared file storage to your Kubernetes clusters running on Amazon EKS. With this launch, Amazon EKS now supports the EFS CSI driver as an EKS add-on, enabling you to install, configure, and update the EFS CSI driver with just a few clicks in the EKS Console, or using the AWS CLI, EKS API, or IAC tools. This capability eliminates the need to manually install and configure the EFS CSI driver using command line tools such as kubectl or helm, and makes it easy to keep your cluster up-to-date with the latest version of this driver: All EKS add-ons, including the EFS CSI driver add-on, automatically include the latest security patches, bug fixes, and are validated by AWS to work with EKS.

You can now use the EFS CSI driver add-on via the Amazon EKS console, Command Line Interface (CLI), EKS API, and IAC tools in all regions supporting EFS except for AWS China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD. To learn more and get started, visit the Amazon EKS documentation on EFS.