VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.0 Release Notes

VMware vSphere® Integrated Containers™ 1.0 | 08 DEC 2016

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Engine 0.8Build c8ac999
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Registry 0.5Build 9e4c90e

Last updated: 08 DEC 2016

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What's in the Release Notes

These release notes cover the following topics:

What is vSphere Integrated Containers?

vSphere Integrated Containers comprises of two components:

  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Engine, the container runtime for vSphere, allows developers who are familiar with Docker to develop in containers and deploy them alongside traditional VM-based workloads on vSphere clusters. vSphere admins can manage these workloads through the vSphere Web Client in a way that is familiar.

    vSphere Integrated Containers 1.0 includes vSphere Integrated Containers Engine 0.8.

  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Registry, also known as VMware Harbor™, is an enterprise-class container registry server that stores and distributes container images. Harbor extends the Docker Distribution open source project by adding the functionalities usually required by an enterprise, such as security, identity and management.

    vSphere Integrated Containers 1.0 includes vSphere Integrated Containers Registry 0.5.

With these capabilities, vSphere Integrated Containers enables VMware customers to deliver a production-ready container solution to their developers and app 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 if your organization already has a container registry in production, you can use that registry with vSphere Integrated Containers Engine.

Localization

vSphere Integrated Containers 1.0 is only available in English.

Product Documentation

In addition to the current release notes, the documentation set for vSphere Integrated Containers 1.0 includes the following publications:

Installation

For information about installing vSphere Integrated Containers, see vSphere Integrated Containers Engine 0.8 Installation and vSphere Integrated Containers Registry 0.5 Installation and Configuration.

Compatibility

For information about compatibility, see Interoperability of vSphere Integrated Containers Engine with Other VMware Software in vSphere Integrated Containers Engine 0.8 for vSphere Administrators and the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes.

Open Source Components

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

Known Issues

For the lists of known issues in vSphere Integrated Containers 1.0, see the Github open-source project pages for each component: