About CSI

In the MapR Kubernetes Ecosystem, the MapR Container Storage Interface (CSI) Storage Plugin is an optional component. The MapR Kubernetes Ecosystem uses CSI to expose the MapR Data Platform to containerized workloads. The MapR Kubernetes Ecosystem incorporates the latest released version of the MapR CSI plug-in, if you choose to install it. The bootstrapinstall utility gives you the option to install or not install CSI (by default, CSI is installed), but the MapR Kubernetes Ecosystem can operate without it.

For more information about CSI, see MapR Container Storage Interface (CSI) Storage Plugin Overview.