In addition to implementing core persistent storage functionality, PowerStore Container Storage Modules (CSM) provide additional capabilities, such as snapshotting, replication, observability, authorization, and resiliency to Kubernetes. This allows PowerStore storage visibility and management from the Kubernetes control plane.
During our testing, the CSM Observability module was used to gain insights into storage performance. The CSM Observability module allows Kubernetes developers and administrators to view storage metrics using the Kubernetes control plane and popular data collection and monitoring tools such as Prometheus and Grafana. These storage metrics can easily be viewed in a Grafana dashboard along with other Kubernetes metrics for single pane of glass monitoring.