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Version: 3.1



Common errors

The CSI driver failed to bind a PVC to a PV

You can identify this error in the following ways:

  • When checking the status of a PVC using kubectl get pvc -n kube-system, the PVC displays as in the pending state.

  • Logs contain the following message:

    error level=error msg="Could not init boot manager" error="failed to generate a new node identity: create CSI volume (CreateVolume) error: PVC: kube-system/px-do-not-delete-... failed to get bound to a PV"

    To correct this error, check if the CSI driver exists in your cluster by running the following command:

    kubectl get csidriver
    NAME                     ATTACHREQUIRED   PODINFOONMOUNT   MODES        AGE true false Persistent 6d22h
  • If the driver is not present in the system, contact your cluster administrator to install the vSphere CSI driver.

  • If the CSI driver exists, check the StorageClass name you’re using for installation. Ensure that StorageClass has the CSI driver name set as a provisioner.

Collect logs

  • Collect portworx pods logs:

    kubectl logs --since=0 -n kube-system -l name=portworx
  • Find the vsphere-CSI-controller-*** pod in your system:

    kubectl get pods --all-namespaces | grep vsphere-csi-controller

    Once found, collect CSI driver logs:

    kubectl logs --since=0 -n kube-system <vsphere-csi-controller-pod> csi-attacher > csi_attacher.log

    kubectl logs --since=0 -n kube-system <vsphere-csi-controller-pod> vsphere-csi-controller > vsphere-csi-controller.log

    kubectl logs --since=0 -n kube-system <vsphere-csi-controller-pod> csi-provisioner > csi-provisioner.log
  • Collect PVC, PV and VolumeAttachments lists:

    kubectl get pvc -n kube-system > pvc.log

    kubectl get pv > pv.log

    kubectl get volumeattachment > volumeattachment.log
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