Install with OpenShift

StorageOS can be used as a storage provider for your OpenShift cluster, making local storage accessible from any node within the OpenShift cluster. Data can be replicated to protect against node failure.

At its core, StorageOS provides block storage. You may choose the filesystem type to install to make devices usable from within containers.


You will need an OpenShift 3.8+ cluster with Beta APIs enabled.

  1. Enable the MountPropagation flag by appending --feature-gates MountPropagation=true to the kube-apiserver and kubelet services.

  2. If the kubelet is running in a container, add --volume=/var/lib/storageos:/var/lib/storageos:rshared to each of the kubelets. This will be fixed in OpenShift 3.10+.

  3. The iptables rules required for StorageOS.

For OpenShift 3.7, you can install the container directly in Docker.

Install with Helm

Firstly, install Helm.

$ git clone storageos
$ cd storageos
$ helm install --name my-release .

# Follow the instructions printed by helm install to update the link between Kubernetes and StorageOS.
$ ClusterIP=$(kubectl get svc/storageos --namespace kube-system -o custom-columns=IP:spec.clusterIP --no-headers=true)
$ ApiAddress=$(echo -n "tcp://$ClusterIP:5705" | base64)
$ kubectl patch secret/storageos-api --namespace kube-system --patch "{\"data\":{\"apiAddress\": \"$ApiAddress\"}}"

To uninstall the release with all related Kubernetes components:

$ helm delete --purge my-release

See further configuration options.