Device Plugin

Cloud Orchestration - Kubernetes Application Notes 23.7.0

Kubernetes provides a device plugin framework that can be used to advertise system hardware resources to the Kubelet. More information about the device plugin framework can be found at https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/extend-kubernetes/compute-storage-net/device-plugins/.

This document presents configuration with the following device plugins:

  • SR-IOV network device plugin - A device plugin for discovering and advertising the SR-IOV virtual functions (VFs) that are available on a Kubernetes host.

  • RDMA shared device plugin - device plugin for sharing RDMA devices between PODs on the same host.

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