vSphere Integrated Containers 0.9 (OSS version) now available

Great news for everyone that wants to run Docker on vSphere. VMware released the Open Source version of vSphere Integrated Containers 0.9 which is now available via bintray here.

Please note: this is an interim pre-release and does not include support from VMware global support services (GSS). Support is OSS community level only.

Changes from the 0.8 version are documented here:

You can now go to https://vmware.github.io/vic-product/index.html#getting-started and see the documentation for the lastest official product version (in this case VIC Engine 0.8 as part of vSphere Integrated Containers 1.0) and the current OSS release (in this case VIC Engine 0.9).

Supported Docker Commands for 0.9 are listed in the documentation at https://vmware.github.io/vic-product/assets/files/html/latest/vic_app_dev/container_operations.html.

vSphere Integrated Containers Engine 0.7 has been released

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Only few days ago, the vSphere Integrated Containers team released the newest version 0.7 on GitHub and Bintray. I just want to summarize a few resources for tests with this release here and document some gotchas that have already been raised. Remember: this code is still a beta release so don’t deploy it to production immediately. You can also read up on the announcement of VIC as part of vSphere 6.5 in the official press release from VMworld.

Here are the links:

During the installation, you can now specify a fixed IP address instead of DHCP for your Virtual Container Host (VCH) – this is one of the new features in the 0.7 release. Please make sure to use –dns-server with your vic-machine command to set the DNS server address in the VCH. Otherwise it will use the network gateway which results in some timeout errors during the installation. There is already an issue documented at https://github.com/vmware/vic/issues/3060.

If you deploy VIC in your environment and encounter any issues, please open a issue on GitHub (https://github.com/vmware/vic/issues). You can also reach out to myself via Twitter and I’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

VMware Cloud Foundation – links to key product resources

There has been a lot of VMworld coverage over the last 10 days. I just wanted to summarize some of the key resources around one of the big announcements: VMware Cloud Foundation!

Please note, there will also be a webinar on September 13, 2016 so make sure to check this out in case you are looking for some more details on this!

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VMworld 2016 – Hands-on Labs now available

I just realized that some of the Hands-On Labs (HOL) from VMworld 2016 have been released to VMware’s Hands-On Labs website. Make sure to check out this up-to-date content!

VMworld 2016 – General Session recordings available on Youtube

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VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas is over and there is a ton of content available already. The General Sessions (Monday & Tuesday) give a great overview about key announcements and especially the keynote from Monday goes beyond VMware technology and takes a look at the future of IT. Pat Gelsinger also introduced VMware Cloud Foundation and the Cross-Cloud Architecture: