The Getting Started with VMware Cloud Native Storage documentation provides information about VMware® Cloud Native Storage, a vSphere and Kubernetes solution that offers comprehensive data management for stateful applications in the vSphere environment.

This information includes a brief overview of the Cloud Native Storage concepts and components. It also covers tasks that vSphere administrators perform to provide persistent storage resources to a Kubernetes cluster and to monitor those resources using the vSphere Client.

Intended Audience

The information is intended for vSphere administrators who have a basic understanding of Kubernetes and are familiar with container deployment concepts.

Kubernetes users who want to run Kubernetes clusters and containerized applications on vSphere can refer to the Kubernetes vSphere Cloud Provider documentation on GitHub.

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