Providing access to a Persistent Volume Claim

I need to provide an instance with access to a Persistent Volume Claim.

Some applications need access to a file, either to read data or to provide additional logging beyond what is built into the operator. One common way of doing that within Kubernetes is to create a PersistentVolumeClaim (PVC) and map it to a file. The domain configuration can then be used to provide access to the claim across the domain, within a single cluster, or for a single server. In each case, the access is configured within the serverPod element of the configuration of the desired scope.

For example, here is a read-only PersistentVolumeClaim specification. Note that its name is myclaim.

apiVersion: v1
kind: PersistentVolumeClaim
metadata:
  name: myclaim
spec:
  accessModes:
    - ReadOnlyMany
  volumeMode: Filesystem
  resources:
    requests:
      storage: 8Gi
  storageClassName: slow

To provide access to this claim to all managed servers in the cluster-1 cluster, specify the following in your domain resource:

  clusters:
  - clusterName: cluster-1
    serverPod:
      volumes:
      - name: my-volume-1
        persistentVolumeClaim:
          claimName: myclaim
      volumeMounts:
      - name: my-volume-1
        mountPath: /weblogic-operator/my/volume1

Note the use of the claim name in the claimName field of the volume entry. Both a volume and a volumeMount entry are required, and must have the same name. The volume entry associates that name with the claim, while the volumeMount entry defines the path to it that the application can use to access the file.

NOTE: If the PVC is mapped either across the domain or to a cluster, its access mode must be either ReadOnlyMany or ReadWriteMany.