• vSphere Integrated Containers Part 5 – Installing and Using VMware Admiral

      VMware Admiral is a container management platform with a GUI to help deploy and manage containers and provide life-cycle management. Admiral is highly scalable and has a small footprint. Some of the key features of Admiral are listed below. Note: Admiral is currently in beta so it’s not officially supported. Use at your own risk until we release a fully supported version. Rule-based resource Management – container placement Live Status Updates Template Management Deploying Admiral   To deploy admiral, you can simply run the following command from a Photon OS VM. Admiral will run as a container pulled from […]

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  • vSphere Integrated Containers Part 4 – Installing vSphere Web Client Plugin for VIC

    I found some documentation on vmware.github surrounding a VIC plugin for the vSphere Web Client. I decided to test it out to see if it would be useful, and document the steps. At the end of the day, I think it needs a lot of work, but it’s at least a starting point. There are a couple of ways to install: using a web server, and without a web server. I will be documenting the steps without a web server, but if you want documentation using a web server, click here.   Installing the vSphere Web Client VIC Engine Plugin […]

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  • vSphere Integrated Containers Part 3 – Deploy VCH with Harbor (Registry)

      In the previous post we deployed VCH without Harbor as the registry. Harbor is a enterprise-class registry container server in which you can push and pull images. Think of Harbor as a Docker distribution but with additional functionality that may be required for certain environments including:   Role Based Access Control (RBAC) AD/LDAP authentication Policy based image replication GUI, Auditing RESTful API   To learn more about these features, and Harbor in general, click here. There are a couple of ways to deploy registry, manually or via an OVA. I will be deploying via OVA. You can download Harbor […]

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  • vSphere Integrated Containers Part 2 – Prerequisites and Deployment

      The second part of the vSphere Integrated Containers series will be focusing on the prerequisites and the deployment. I will list the requirements for the Docker client and VCH in vSphere as well as go through the process of deploying the VCH. We will also run a couple tests at the end to make sure that VIC is working correctly. If you haven’t had a chance to go through vSphere Integrated Containers Part 1 – Getting started, I suggest taking a look to understand the components of VIC; otherwise, let’s get started!   Prerequisites   vic-machine Windows 7 or […]

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  • vSphere Integrated Containers Part 1 – Getting Started

      What are vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC)   vSphere Integrated Containers was announced as GA back in December of 2016. The solution provides a platform for developers to deploy containers in a vSphere Environment. On the front end, the developer teams would use their Docker client on their laptop while the vSphere Administrator would manage the underlying infrastructure through the creation of container hosts (VCH), life-cycle management as well as apply any network virtualization and security via NSX. The containers are provisioned as virtual machines, one container = one virtual machine. This allows the containers to be able to have […]

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