You can install the vSphere Container Storage Plug-in on a generic, also called vanilla, Kubernetes cluster. Before installing the vSphere Container Storage Plug-in, you must follow specific prerequisites. You can later upgrade the plug-in to a new release.

Installation procedures in this section apply only to generic Kubernetes clusters. Supervisor clusters and Tanzu Kubernetes clusters in vSphere with Tanzu use the preinstalled vSphere Container Storage Plug-in.