How To: Azure Kubernetes Service – Enable Dynamic Provisioning (Part 1)

Tired of manually managing PVCs and static storage classes? Then look no further, in the 2 part video series I’ll be taking you through the steps required to enable dynamic storage provisioning using Azure NetApp Files as an example of what responsive, low-latency, high-performance storage can do for your k8s applications.

Video Guide

Part 1 – Dynamic Provisioning with Azure Kubernetes Service and ANF


Create a service principal with contributor rights to the correct scope (subscription, resource groups, etc)
az ad sp create-for-rbac --name "Trident" —-role contributor --scopes /subscriptions/enter-your-sub-id-here/resourceGroups/rg-sponsored-csa-west-europe-anf
Download and install Trident

Next, download and install trident with the following commands:


tar -xf trident-installer-20.01.1.tar.gz

cd trident-installer

Note: always check the repo for the latest version numbers (

And that’s it for this post, part 2 will cover how to create and verify the back end and storage classes for use by Azure Kubernetes Service.

The full Trident installation guide is available here:

Published by Kirk

I'm a technical lead working for NetApp & Microsoft on advanced data capabilities in Azure, primarily the Azure NetApp Files solution and use cases. I like to share everything I've learnt along the way in the hope that somewhere along the line, someone will find it useful.

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