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Google Compute Engine Persistent Disk CSI Driver

WARNING: Manual deployment of this driver to your GKE cluster is not recommended. Instead users should use GKE to automatically deploy and manage the GCE PD CSI Driver (see GKE Docs).

DISCLAIMER: Manual deployment of the driver to your cluster is not officially supported by Google.

The Google Compute Engine Persistent Disk CSI Driver is a CSI Specification compliant driver used by Container Orchestrators to manage the lifecycle of Google Compute Engine Persistent Disks.

Project Status

Status: GA Latest stable image:

Test Status

Kubernetes Integration

Driver Version Kubernetes Version Test Status
HEAD Latest HEAD Test Status
0.5.x Stable HEAD Test Status
0.4.x Stable 1.13.5 Test Status
HEAD Latest HEAD (Migration ON) Test Status
HEAD Stable HEAD (Migration ON) Test Status

CSI Compatibility

This plugin is compatible with CSI versions v1.2.0, v1.1.0, and v1.0.0

Kubernetes Compatibility

GCE PD CSI Driver\Kubernetes Version 1.10.5 - 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16+ 1.17+
v0.1.x.alpha yes no no no no no no
v0.2.x (alpha) no yes no no no no no
v0.3.x (beta) no no yes yes yes yes yes
v0.4.x (beta) no no yes yes yes yes yes
v0.5.x (beta) no no no yes yes yes yes
v0.6.x (beta) no no no yes yes yes yes
v0.7.x (beta) no no no no no yes yes
v1.0.x (ga) no no no no no no yes
dev no no no no no yes yes

Known Issues

See Github Issues

Plugin Features

CreateVolume Parameters

Parameter Values Default Description
type pd-ssd OR pd-standard pd-standard Type allows you to choose between standard Persistent Disks or Solid State Drive Persistent Disks
replication-type none OR regional-pd none Replication type allows you to choose between Zonal Persistent Disks or Regional Persistent Disks
disk-encryption-kms-key Fully qualified resource identifier for the key to use to encrypt new disks. Empty string. Encrypt disk using Customer Managed Encryption Key (CMEK). See GKE Docs for details.


This driver supports only one topology key: that represents availability by zone (e.g. us-central1-c, etc.).

Features in Development

Feature Stage Min Kubernetes Master Version Min Kubernetes Nodes Version Min Driver Version Deployment Overlay
Snapshots Alpha 1.13 Any v0.3.0 Alpha
Snapshots Beta 1.17 Any v1.0.0 Stable
Resize (Expand) Alpha 1.14 1.14 v0.6.0 Alpha
Resize (Expand) Beta 1.16 1.16 v0.7.0 Stable
Windows* Beta 1.18 1.18 v1.1.0 Stable

* For Windows, it is recommended to use this driver with CSI proxy v0.2.2+. The master version of driver requires disk v1beta2 group, which is only available in CSI proxy v0.2.2+

Future Features

See Github Issues

Driver Deployment

As part of the deployment process, the driver is deployed in a newly created namespace by default. The namespace will be deleted as part of the cleanup process.

Controller-level and node-level deployments will both have priorityClassName set, and the corresponding priority value is close to the maximum possible for user-created PriorityClasses.

Further Documentation

Local Development


User Guides

Driver Development

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