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Azure disk could not be resized when it's in "attached" state, we could only resize azure disk when it's in "unattached" state, this page will show you how to achieve this.

How to use azure disk size grow feature

available from v1.11.0, details: Add azuredisk PV size grow feature

  • In the beginning, pls make sure the azure disk PVC is created by storage class with allowVolumeExpansion: true (default is false)
kind: StorageClass
  name: hdd
  skuname: Standard_LRS
  kind: Managed
  cachingmode: None
allowVolumeExpansion: true
  • Before run kubectl edit pvc pvc-azuredisk operation, pls make sure this PVC is not mounted by any pod, otherwise there would be resize error. There are a few ways to achieve this, wait a few minutes for the PVC disk detached from the node after below operation:
    • option#1: change the replica count to 0, this will terminate the pod and detach the disk
    • option#2: cordon all nodes and then delete the original pod, this will make the pod in pending state

Make sure the only pod is terminated from the agent node, otherwise may hit VolumeResizeFailed when edit disk PVC

Now run kubectl edit pvc pvc-azuredisk to change azuredisk PVC size from 6GB to 10GB

# Please edit the object below. Lines beginning with a '#' will be ignored,
# and an empty file will abort the edit. If an error occurs while saving this file will be
# reopened with the relevant failures.
apiVersion: v1
kind: PersistentVolumeClaim
  name: pvc-azuredisk
  - ReadWriteOnce
      storage: 6Gi
  storageClassName: hdd
  volumeMode: Filesystem
  volumeName: pvc-d2d00dd9-6185-11e8-a6c3-000d3a0643a8
  - ReadWriteOnce
    storage: 6Gi
  - lastProbeTime: null
    lastTransitionTime: 2018-05-27T08:14:34Z
    message: Waiting for user to (re-)start a pod to finish file system resize of
      volume on node.
    status: "True"
    type: FileSystemResizePending
  phase: Bound
  • After resized, run kubectl describe pvc pvc-azuredisk to check PVC status:
$ kubectl describe pvc pvc-azuredisk
Name:          pvc-azuredisk
Namespace:     default
StorageClass:  hdd
Status:        Bound
Capacity:      5Gi
Access Modes:  RWO
  Type                      Status  LastProbeTime                     LastTransitionTime                Reason  Message
  ----                      ------  -----------------                 ------------------                ------  -------
  FileSystemResizePending   True    Mon, 01 Jan 0001 00:00:00 +0000   Wed, 29 Aug 2018 02:29:52 +0000           Waiting for user to (re-)start a pod to finish file system resize of volume on node.
  Type       Reason                 Age    From                         Message
  ----       ------                 ----   ----                         -------
  Normal     ProvisioningSucceeded  3m57s  persistentvolume-controller  Successfully provisioned volume pvc-d7d250c1-ab32-11e8-bfaf-000d3a4e76db using
Mounted By:  <none>
  • Create a pod mounting with this PVC, you will get
$ kubectl exec -it nginx-azuredisk -- bash
# df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdf        9.8G   16M  9.3G   1% /mnt/disk

Note: volume expansion feature is beta in v1.11