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Deploy VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2.1

Author image Simon Guyennet on Cloud, VMware, vSphere, Docker, Container, VIC

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers aka VIC is a new product released by VMware last year. It comes with a vSphere Enterprise Plus license. This new product allows you to deploy containers as vSphere virtual machines from the Docker command line interface. VMware vSphere Integrated Containers bundles three different open source projects: Admiral, which is a management web interface; Harbor, which is a Docker registry; and VIC engine, which is the core of VMware vSphere Integrated Containers. You can see VIC engine as a translator from Docker API calls to VMware vSphere API calls. The container virtual machines are running a...

Run Unikernel applications on VMware vSphere with UniK

Author image Simon Guyennet on Cloud, VMware, vSphere, Unikernel, UniK

Unikernel applications form a new way to bundle your applications directly in a lightweight kernel. Your application is cross-compiled with a kernel in which only the necessary features needed for your application to run are embedded. The result is a very light footprint and an image that is very fast to boot. To give you an idea of the footprint of a Unikernel application, we are talking in Kilobytes here! There are many different types of Unikernel that are listed on the Unikernel.org website. The most famous of them are MirageOS and Rump. UniK is a tool which facilitates...

Deploy Kubernetes on VMware vSphere with Kubo

Author image Simon Guyennet on Cloud, VMware, vSphere, Kubernetes

During the second day of VMWorld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware, Google, and Pivotal unveiled their partnership regarding Pivotal Container Service aka PKS. This product will be designed to deploy, in an automatic fashion, enterprise grade Kubernetes clusters on VMware vSphere. PKS will be based on the Pivotal open source project Kubo. Kubo stands for Kubernetes Bosh as it leverages Bosh Director to deploy Kubernetes. If you would like a taste of what PKS will be, here is how to deploy Kubernetes on VMware vSphere with Kubo. Preriquisites For this lab we will need an Ubuntu 16.04 client machine...

Deploy a VMware vSphere Virtual Machine with Terraform

Author image Simon Guyennet on Cloud, VMware, vSphere, Terraform, Automation

Terraform is an automation tool created by HashiCorp. It focuses on deploying cloud infrastructure in an automatic fashion. It supports a lot of cloud providers like AWS, DigitalOcean, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and more. Terraform is developed in GoLang, which makes the installation really easy to perform, and allows for a lot of operating systems to be supported. Preriquisites For this lab we will see how to deploy a VMware vSphere virtual machine with Terraform, therefore we obviously need a working VMware vSphere environment (vCenter and ESXi). We will use a Linux client machine (Ubuntu 16.04), but...