You can follow procedures in this section to install the vSphere Container Storage Plug-in on a Kubernetes cluster. The installation procedures apply only to generic, also called vanilla, Kubernetes clusters. Supervisor clusters and Tanzu Kubernetes clusters in vSphere with Tanzu use the pre-installed vSphere Container Storage Plug-in.

Before installing the vSphere Container Storage Plug-in, ensure that your environment meets all required prerequisites. For more information, see Prerequisites for Installing the vSphere Container Storage Plug-in.

Perform all installation procedures on the same Kubernetes node where you deploy the vSphere Container Storage Plug-in. VMware recommends that you install the vSphere Container Storage Plug-in on the Kubernetes primary node.