EKS Storage with EBS - Elastic Block Store

Step-01: Introduction

  • Create IAM Policy for EBS
  • Associate IAM Policy to Worker Node IAM Role
  • Install EBS CSI Driver

Step-02: Create IAM policy

  • Go to Services -> IAM
  • Create a Policy
    • Select JSON tab and copy paste the below JSON

  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": [
      "Resource": "*"
  • Review the same in Visual Editor
  • Click on Review Policy
  • Name: Amazon_EBS_CSI_Driver
  • Description: Policy for EC2 Instances to access Elastic Block Store
  • Click on Create Policy

Step-03: Get the IAM role Worker Nodes using and Associate this policy to that role

# Get Worker node IAM Role ARN
kubectl -n kube-system describe configmap aws-auth

# from output check rolearn
rolearn: arn:aws:iam::180789647333:role/eksctl-eksdemo1-nodegroup-eksdemo-NodeInstanceRole-IJN07ZKXAWNN
  • Go to Services -> IAM -> Roles
  • Search for role with name eksctl-eksdemo1-nodegroup and open it
  • Click on Permissions tab
  • Click on Attach Policies
  • Search for Amazon_EBS_CSI_Driver and click on Attach Policy

Step-04: Deploy Amazon EBS CSI Driver

  • Verify kubectl version, it should be 1.14 or later
kubectl version --client --short
  • Deploy Amazon EBS CSI Driver
# Deploy EBS CSI Driver
kubectl apply -k "github.com/kubernetes-sigs/aws-ebs-csi-driver/deploy/kubernetes/overlays/stable/?ref=master"

# Verify ebs-csi pods running
kubectl get pods -n kube-system

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