VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.3 Now Available
VMware Inc. announced the 1.3 version release of its enterprise container infrastructure technology, vSphere Integrated Containers, in a recent blog post.
Available with vSphere Enterprise Plus 6.0 and 6.5, the newest release will enhance stability and deliver a new GUI to provide guidance through the creation of a Virtual Container Host (VCH), according to the blog post.
Improved stability in vSphere Integrated Containers 1.3 includes a newly architected Management Portal that uses an advanced consistency model that, according to the post, "provides faster updates and enables a more consistent view between the portal and the status reported by the underlying container hosts." Support for third-party container registries has also been improved.
With the goal to simplify the initial setup for creating a VCH, VMware extended the existing vSphere HTML5 client plug-in so users have the ability to create and delete a VCH from the vSphere interface. A wizard will walk users through the steps to configure and deploy a VCH, where they can also view the VCH creation log and download the VCH certificate.
You can obtain the latest release of vSphere Integrated Containers from the company's download page.
Wendy Hernandez is group managing editor for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.