Prepare Cluster for Rok CSI

Rok uses the Container Storage Interface (CSI) v1alpha1. However, GKE forces a different, incompatible version by default. In this guide you will prepare your cluster to install the CSI version that Rok needs.

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Prepare your cluster to install the CSI version that Rok needs with the following commands:

  1. Go to your GitOps repository, inside your rok-tools management environment:

    root@rok-tools:~# cd ~/ops/deployments
  2. Install Kyverno:

    root@rok-tools:~/ops/deployments# rok-deploy --apply rok/kyverno/overlays/deploy
  3. Apply a Kyverno policy to disable the original GKE-provided CSI version:

    root@rok-tools:~/ops/deployments# rok-deploy --apply rok/csi-disable-v1beta1/overlays/deploy
  4. Verify that Kyverno is up-and-running:

    root@rok-tools:~/ops/deployments# kubectl get deploy -n kyverno
  5. Delete the original GKE-provided VolumeSnapshot Custom Resource Definition (CRD):

    root@rok-tools:~/ops/deployments# kubectl delete
  6. Delete the original GKE-provided VolumeSnapshotClass CRD:

    root@rok-tools:~/ops/deployments# kubectl delete
  7. Delete the original GKE-provided VolumeSnapshotContents CRD:

    root@rok-tools:~/ops/deployments# kubectl delete


  1. Verify your cluster does not have any snapshot-related CRDs left. Ensure that the following command produces no output:

    root@rok-tools:~/ops/deployments# kubectl get | grep volumesnapshot


You have successfully prepared your cluster to install the CSI version that Rok needs.

What’s Next

The next step is to deploy Rok.