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vSphere Docker Volume Service

Persistent Storage for Cloud Native Applications

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What is the vSphere Docker Volume Service?

vSphere Docker Volume Service enables you to run stateful containerized applications on top of VMware vSphere.

It is designed to meet the needs of Enterprise IT and application developers and offers the following benefits

  • Proven Persistent shared storage You can now use any VMware supported enterprise class storage backed by vSAN, VMFS and NFS
  • Multitenancy, Security and Access Control: vSphere Admins can effortlessly set access permissions for shared storage across hosts, datastores and VMs from a single location
  • Operational Consistency & Simplicity: Zero Configuration, zero credential management. It is easy to deploy and manage
  • Self Service Operations: Use Docker APIs to manage volume lifecycle while maintaining admin control over consumption

Getting vSphere Docker Volume Service

vSphere Docker Volume Service is available on the VMware Github source repository.

Getting Started

Our documentation including steps for getting started can be found at: Documentation and User Guide


vSphere Docker Volume Service is released as an open source project and presently provides community support through our GitHub project page.

You can also reach out to us at if you have any questions or are interested in deploying the vSphere Docker Volume Service in your environment.


You are invited to contribute new features, fixes or updates, both large or small. We are always thrilled to receive pull requests, and do our best to process them as fast as we can. If you wish to contribute code, you should sign a Contributor License Agreement and return a copy to before we merge your contribution. For any questions about the CLA process, please refer to our FAQ.

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Docker Volume Service is licensed under Apache License Version 2.0 as documented in the open source license file accompanying the Docker Volume Service distribution.