vSphere CSI Driver - v2.2.1 release

New Feature

  • There is no new feature released in v2.2.1. v2.2.1 is the patch release to fix critical issue observed in v2.2.0 release.

Notable Changes

  • Fixed detach volume error handling #665

Deployment files

Kubernetes Release

  • Minimum: 1.18
  • Maximum: 1.20

Supported sidecar containers versions

  • csi-provisioner - v2.1.0
  • csi-attacher - v3.1.0
  • csi-resizer - v1.1.0
  • livenessprob - v2.2.0
  • csi-node-driver-registrar - v2.1.0

Known Issues

vSphere CSI Driver issues

  1. Migrated in-tree vSphere volume deleted by in-tree vSphere plugin remains on the CNS UI.
    • Impact: Migrated in-tree vSphere volumes deleted by in-tree vSphere plugin remains on the CNS UI.
    • Workaround: Admin needs to manually reconcile discrepancies in the Managed Virtual Disk Catalog. Admin needs to follow this KB article - https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2147750
  2. Volume expansion might fail when it is called with pod creation simultaneously. This issue is fixed in vSphere 7.0u2, but present on vSphere 7.0u1 and 7.0.
    • Impact: Users can resize the PVC and create a pod using that PVC simultaneously. In this case, pod creation might be completed first using the PVC with original size. Volume expansion will fail because online resize is not supported in vSphere 7.0 Update1.
    • Workaround: Wait for the PVC to reach FileVolumeResizePending condition before attaching a pod to it.
  3. Deleting PV before deleting PVC, leaves orphan volume on the datastore.
    • Impact: Orphan volumes remain on the datastore, and admin needs to delete those volumes manually using govc command.
    • Upstream issue is tracked at: https://github.com/kubernetes-csi/external-provisioner/issues/546
    • Workaround:
      • No workaround. User should not attempt to delete PV which is bound to PVC. User should only delete a PV if they know that the underlying volume in the storage system is gone.
      • If user has accidentally left orphan volumes on the datastore by not following the guideline, and if user has captured the volume handles or First Class Disk IDs of deleted PVs, storage admin can help delete those volumes using govc disk.rm <volume-handle/FCD ID> command.
  4. vSAN file share volumes (ReadWriteMany/ ReadOnlyMany vSphere CSI Volumes) become inaccessible after vSphere CSI driver Node DaemonSet Pod restarts.
    • Impact: Pod can not write/read data on vSAN file share volumes
    • Workaround: Remount vSAN file services volumes used by the application pods at the same location from the Node VM Guest OS directly. Detailed steps are available here.
  5. user and ca-file change in the vsphere-config-secret is not honored until vSphere CSI Controller Pod restarts.
    • Impact: Volume lifecycle operations fail until the controller pod restarts.
    • Workaround: Restart vsphere-csi-controller deployment Pod.

Kubernetes issues

  1. Filesystem resize is skipped if the original PVC is deleted when FilesystemResizePending condition is still on the PVC, but PV and its associated volume on the storage system are not deleted due to the Retain policy.
    • Issue: https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/issues/88683
    • Impact: User may create a new PVC to statically bind to the undeleted PV. In this case, the volume on the storage system is resized but the filesystem is not resized accordingly. User may try to write to the volume whose filesystem is out of capacity.
    • Workaround: User can log into the container to manually resize the filesystem.
  2. Volume associated with a Statefulset cannot be resized.
  3. Recover from volume expansion failure.

vSphere issues

  1. CNS file volume has a limitation of 8K for metadata.
    • Impact: It is quite possible that we will not be able to push all the metadata to CNS file share as we need support a max of 64 clients per file volume.
    • Workaround: None, this is vSphere limitation.

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