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VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2 Release Notes

VMware vSphere® Integrated Containers 1.2 | 12 SEP 2017

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Appliance 1.2 Build 1679
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Engine 1.2 Build 9d146bc
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Registry 1.2 Build b0adf7e
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Management Portal 1.2   Build c3cbf4a

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What's in the Release Notes

These release notes cover the following topics:

About vSphere Integrated Containers

vSphere Integrated Containers comprises of three components:

  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Engine, a container runtime for vSphere that allows developers who are familiar with Docker to develop in containers and deploy them alongside traditional VM-based workloads on vSphere clusters. vSphere adminitrators can manage these workloads by using vSphere in a way that is familiar.
  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Registry, an enterprise-class container registry server that stores and distributes container images. vSphere Integrated Containers Registry extends the Docker Distribution open source project by adding the functionalities that an enterprise requires, such as security, identity and management.
  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Management Portal, a container management portal that provides a UI for DevOps teams to provision and manage containers, including retrieving stats and info about container instances. Cloud administrators can manage container hosts and apply governance to their usage, including capacity quotas and approval workflows. When integrated with vRealize Automation, more advanced capabilities become available, such as deployment blueprints and enterprise-grade Containers-as-a-Service.

With these capabilities, vSphere Integrated Containers enables VMware customers to deliver a production-ready container solution to their developers and DevOps teams. By leveraging their existing SDDC, customers can run container-based applications alongside existing virtual machine based workloads in production without having to build out a separate, specialized container infrastructure stack. As an added benefit for customers and partners, vSphere Integrated Containers is modular. So, for example, if your organization already has a container registry in production, you can use that registry with vSphere Integrated Containers Engine and vSphere Integrated Containers Management Portal.

What's New

vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2 includes the following new features:

  • Authentication and authorization, implementing vCenter Single Sign On across components and role-based access control at the project level. Read more
  • Full integration of the vSphere Integrated Containers Registry and Management Portal user interfaces. Read more
  • Container security with trusted content and scanning for security vulnerabilities, with policies set per project. Read more
  • Reconfigure deployed virtual container hosts (VCHs). Read more
  • Improved functionality for the vSphere administrator in the vSphere Client. Read more
  • A fully functional Docker Engine in vSphere Integrated Containers, that allows developers and cloud admins to deploy docker container hosts. Read more
  • Support for the Docker commit, diff, stats, and cp commands. Read more

Localization

vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2 is only available in English.

Product Documentation

The vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2 documentation includes the following publications:

Installation

For information about installing vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2, see Installing vSphere Integrated Containers.

Compatibility

For information about compatibility, see Interoperability of vSphere Integrated Containers with Other VMware Software in vSphere Integrated Containers for vSphere Administrators and the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes.

Upgrading vSphere Integrated Containers

For information about upgrading to vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2, see Upgrading vSphere Integrated Containers.

Open Source Components

The vSphere Integrated Containers components are licensed under Apache 2 with additional licenses denoted within the vSphere Integrated Containers appliance, vSphere Integrated Containers Engine, Registry, and Management Portal open source repositories.

Known Issues

For the lists of known issues in vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2, see the Github open-source project pages for each component: