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VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.4.3 Release Notes

VMware vSphere® Integrated Containers 1.4.3 | 18 SEP 2018

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Appliance 1.4.3 Build 6240
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Engine 1.4.3 Build 20031
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Registry 1.5.3 Build 9a63020
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Management Portal 1.4.3 Build 9a04eb5
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Plug-In for vSphere Client 1.4.3  Build 1367

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These release notes cover the following topics:

About vSphere Integrated Containers

vSphere Integrated Containers is delivered as an appliance, that comprises the following major 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.
  • vSphere Integrated Containers Plug-In for vSphere Client, that provides information about your vSphere Integrated Containers setup and allows you to deploy virtual container hosts directly from the vSphere Client.
  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Registry (Harbor), 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 1.4.3 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Automatic installation or upgrade of the vSphere Integrated Containers plug-in for the vSphere Client during deployment and upgrade of the appliance. Read more.
  • Added vCenter Server thumbprint verification to the initialization process during deployment and upgrade of the appliance. Read more.
  • Added appliance address and version information in the vSphere Integrated Containers plug-in for the vSphere Client. Read more.
  • Added VM-Host Affinity option to the Create Virtual Container Host wizard. Read more.
  • Improved the specification of a routing destination and gateway for the management network in the Create Virtual Container Host wizard. Read more.
  • Added vic-machine create --no-proxy option to skip proxying for certain URLs or domains. Read more.
  • Added VM ID to the output of vic-machine create and inspect. Read more.
  • Added shell auto-complete function to vic-machineRead more.
  • Removed UI packages from vSphere Integrated Containers Engine bundle. Read more.
  • Bug fixes listed in Resolved Issues below.

Localization

vSphere Integrated Containers 1.4.3 is only available in English.

Product Documentation

The vSphere Integrated Containers 1.4.3 documentation includes the following publications:

Installation

For information about installing vSphere Integrated Containers 1.4.3, see Installing vSphere Integrated Containers.

Compatibility

For information about compatibility, see Interoperability of vSphere Integrated Containers with Other VMware Software in Install, Deploy, and Maintain the vSphere Integrated Containers Infrastructure and the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes.

Upgrading vSphere Integrated Containers

For information about upgrading to vSphere Integrated Containers 1.4.3, 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, Engine, Registry, Management Portal, and vSphere Client plug-in open source repositories.

Resolved Issues

For the lists of issues that have been resolved in vSphere Integrated Containers 1.4.3, see the Github open-source project pages for each component.

Known Issues

For the lists of known issues in vSphere Integrated Containers 1.4.3, see the Github open-source project pages for each component.