If you are a developer and planning to run your container workloads in VMware/vSphere products, you will be impressed with new release of VIC 1.3, which helps you to create the containers easily even from the vSphere client interface. Newest version enhances stability and delivers a new graphical-user interface to guide users through the creation of a Virtual Container Host (VCH).
vSphere Integrated Containers provides critical enterprise container infrastructure to help IT Ops run both traditional and containerized applications side-by-side on a common platform. Customers with current licenses for vSphere Enterprise Plus or vSphere Operations Management Enterprise Plus can download the VMware Integrated Containers installation packages. VMware Integrated Containers enables IT administrators to extend their existing vSphere infrastructure to deploy and manage containers in production. With more and more customers looking to vSphere Integrated Containers as an easy way to provide their end-users with a Docker API consumption model on top of VMware vSphere, VMware wanted to simplify the initial setup and provide a guided workflow for creating Virtual Container Hosts.Extending the existing vSphere HTML5 client plugin, vSphere Integrated Containers 1.3 adds the capability to create and delete VCHs from the familiar vSphere Client interface.
The create wizard walks you through all of the configuration steps to deploy a VCH, providing you with helpful hints to guide you along the way. From this user interface, you can also view the VCH creation log (useful for troubleshooting), as well as download the VCH certificate. Finally, the user interface also allows you to delete VCHs, with the option to preserve persistent data. The following video demonstrates how simple it is to deploy a VCH using the new wizard:
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