vSphere Integrated Containers enables VMware customers to deliver a production-ready container solution to their developers and DevOps teams.
The VIC Engine is a container runtime for vSphere, allowing developers familiar with Docker to develop in containers and deploy them alongside traditional VM-based workloads on vSphere clusters. These workloads can be managed through the vSphere UI in a way familiar to existing vSphere admins.
Harbor, the enterprise container registry, is an enterprise-class registry server that stores and distributes container images. Harbor extends the open source project Docker Distribution by adding the functionalities usually required by an enterprise, such as security, identity and management.
Admiral, the container management portal, provides a UI for developers and app teams to provision and manage containers, including retrieving stats and info about container instances. Cloud administrators will be able to manage container hosts and apply governance to its 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 three capabilities, VIC enables VMware customers to deliver a production ready container solution to their developers and app teams. By leveraging their existing SDDC, customers can now 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, VIC is modular. So if your organization already has a container registry in production, you can use that registry with the other components of vSphere Integrated Containers.
See vSphere Integrated Containers in action in this step by step demo
For general questions, visit the vSphere Integrated Containers Engine channel. If you do not have an @vmware.com or @emc.com email address, sign up at https://code.vmware.com to get an invitation.
View the VIC Appliance Troubleshooting Guide
Contributors and users are encouraged to collaborate using the following resources:
For cross-component or VIC Appliance issues, please use the vic-product Github issue tracker
For issues relating to individual components, please use the component specific Github issue tracker:
Please refer to CONTRIBUTING.md for contribution process.