OpenEBS storage class configuration reference for Lokomotive


    OpenEBS has many components, which can be grouped into the following categories.

    • Control plane components - Provisioner, API Server, volume exports, and volume sidecars.

    • Data plane components - Jiva and cStor.

    • Node disk manager - Discover, monitor, and manage the media attached to the Kubernetes node.

    • Integrations with cloud-native tools - Integrations are done with Prometheus, Grafana, Fluentd, and Jaeger.

    According to OpenEBS, cStor is the recommended storage engine in OpenEBS.

    This component configures the storage class and storage pool claim for OpenEBS the with cStor storage engine.


    • Openebs operator installed and in running state.


    For a default component configuration, one need not specify a configuration file.

    This component supports configuring multiple storage classes and providing disks to use for storage.

    OpenEBS storage class component configuration example:

    # openebs-storage-class.lokocfg
    component "openebs-storage-class" {
      # Optional arguments
      storage-class "openebs-replica1" {
        replica_count  = 1
        reclaim_policy = "Delete"
      storage-class "openebs-replica3" {
        replica_count  = 3
        default        = true
        reclaim_policy = "Retain"
        disks          = [

    Attribute reference

    Table of all the arguments accepted by the component.

    Argument Description Default Type Required
    replica_count Defines the number of cStor volume replicas. 3 number false
    default Indicates whether the storage class is default or not. false bool false
    disks List of selected unclaimed BlockDevice CRs which are unmounted and do not contain a filesystem in each participating node. - list(string) false
    reclaim_policy Persistent volumes created with this storage class will have this reclaim policy. This field decides what happens to the volume after a user deletes a PVC. Valid values: Retain, Recycle and Delete. Read more in the Kubernetes docs . Retain string false


    To apply the OpenEBS storage class component:

    lokoctl component apply openebs-storage-class


    To destroy the component:

    lokoctl component delete openebs-storage-class