This section guides you to set up the management network in vSphere Container Storage Plug-in.

By default, CPI and vSphere Container Storage Plug-in pods are scheduled on Kubernetes master nodes. For non-topology aware Kubernetes clusters, it is sufficient to provide the credentials of the master node to vCenter Server where this cluster is running.

For topology-aware clusters, every Kubernetes node must discover its topology by communicating with the vCenter Server. This is required to utilize the topology-aware provisioning and late binding feature.

For more information on providing vCenter Server credentials access to Kubernetes nodes, see vSphere CSI Driver Deployment with Topology.