VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.1 Release Notes

VMware vSphere® Integrated Containers 1.1 | 18 APR 2017

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Engine 1.1Build bf760ea
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Registry 1.1Build fd583f5
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Management Portal 1.1Build aeeb0f7

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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 1.1 provides the following new features:

  • A unified OVA installer for all three components
  • Upgrade from version 1.0
  • Official support for vSphere Integrated Containers Management Portal
  • A unified UI for vSphere Integrated Containers Registry and vSphere Integrated Containers Management Portal
  • A plug-in for the HTML5 vSphere Client
  • Support for Docker Client 1.13 and Docker API version 1.25
  • Support for using Notary with vSphere Integrated Containers Registry
  • Support for additional Docker commands. For the list of Docker commands that this release supports, see Supported Docker Commands in Developing Container Applications with vSphere Integrated Containers.

Localization

vSphere Integrated Containers 1.1 is only available in English.

Product Documentation

In addition to the current release notes, the documentation set for vSphere Integrated Containers 1.1 includes the following publications:

Installation and Getting Started

For information about installing vSphere Integrated Containers 1.1, see Installing vSphere Integrated Containers in vSphere Integrated Containers for vSphere Administrators.

If you want to start experimenting with vSphere Integrated Containers straight away, see the vSphere Integrated Containers Quick Start Links in the vSphere Integrated Containers documentation.

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 an existing vSphere Integrated Containers 1.0 installation to version 1.1, see Upgrading vSphere Integrated Containers in vSphere Integrated Containers for vSphere Administrators.

Open Source Components

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

Known Issues

For the lists of known issues in vSphere Integrated Containers 1.1, see the Github open-source project pages for each component: