You can view and manage the hosts that you add. In the context of Containers, the host is a virtual machine or infrastructure that lets you run containers.

About this task

The Hosts tab contains the controls for adding new hosts, monitoring the state of the provision requests of existing hosts, viewing event logs for your containers, and performing data collection on hosts.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vRealize Automation as a container administrator.
  2. Click the Hosts tab.

    The Hosts tab displays controls for adding and managing

  3. To add an existing container host, click Add a Host.
    1. Complete the following settings.

      Setting

      Description

      Address

      Enter the IP address of the new host.

      Placement zone

      Select a placement zone from the drop-down list. You also have the option of creating a new placement zone.

      Login credential

      Select a credential from the drop-down list. You also have the option of creating a new credential.

      Deployment policy

      Select a policy from the drop-down list. You also have the option of creating a new policy.

      Tags

      Optionally, enter tags to help identify the host.

      Custom properties

      Add custom properties as desired. For multiple properties, use the + button to add new fields.

    2. (Optional) : Click Verify to confirm the host configuration is valid.
    3. Click Add to complete the process of adding the host.

      The newly added host appears in the Hosts tab.

    After you add a host, you can edit, disable, or remove them through the Hosts tab.

  4. (Optional) : To view provision requests, click the Requests icon on the right side of the Hosts tab.

    The Provision Request panel opens, displaying current requests and their status. If you click on a request, it displays the container to which it is assigned.

  5. (Optional) : To view event logs, click the Event Logs icon on the right side of the Hosts tab.

    The Event Logs panel opens.