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This parameter is used to configure the agent with the location of the ScaleIO binaries, supporting more flexible OS deployments, including CoreOS, Atomic and PKS
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Dell EMC VxFlex Open Storage CSI Driver

NOTE: Dell EMC VxFlex Open Storage was previously known as ScaleIO.


Add the repo (if you haven't already):

$ helm repo add vxflex https://vxflex-os.github.io/charts

Install the driver:

$ helm install --name vxflex-csi --namespace vxflexos --values=myvals.yaml vxflex/vxflex-csi


This chart bootstraps the VxFlexOS CSI driver on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager.


  • Kubernetes 1.9+ with Beta APIs enabled
  • VxFlex OS storage data client (SDC) deployed and configured on each Kubernetes worker node
  • VxFlex OS REST API gateway (with approved VxFlex certificate)
  • VxFlex OS configured storage pool

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name my-release:

$ helm install --name my-release --values=myvals.yaml vxflex/vxflex-csi

Tip: List all releases using helm list

There are a number of required values that must be set either via the command-line or a values.yaml file. Those values are listed in the configuration section below.

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the my-release deployment:

$ helm delete my-release [--purge]

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release. The purge option also removes the provisioned release name, so that the name itself can also be reused.


The following table lists the primary configurable parameters of the VxFlexOS driver chart and their default values. More detailed information can be found in the values.yaml file in this repository.

Parameter Description Required Default
systemName Name of the VxFlex system true -
username Admin user of the VxFlex system true -
password Admin password of the VxFlex system true -
restGateway REST API gateway HTTPS endpoint VxFlex system true -
storagePool VxFlex Storage Pool to use with in the Kubernetes storage class true -
volumeNamePrefix String to prepend to any volumes created by the driver false csivol
controllerCount Number of driver controllers to create false 1
storageClass.name Name of the storage class to be defined false vxflex
storageClass.isDefault Whether or not to make this storage class the default false true
storageClass.reclaimPolicy What should happen when a volume is removed false Delete
scaleio-path-bin Location of the drv_cfg binary on the agent host false /bin/emc

Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install. For example,

$ helm install --name vxflex-csi --namespace vxflex \
  --set systemName=vxflex,username=admin,password=vxflex123,restGateway=,storagePool=sp \

Alternatively, a YAML file that specifies the values for the parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example,

$ helm install --name my-release -f values.yaml vxflex/vxflex-csi
# values.yaml

systemName: vxflex
username: admin
password: vxflex123
storagePool: sp

Tip: You can add required parameters and then use the default values.yaml