Authored by Ryan Kelly, Staff Systems Engineer, Cloud Management
In this guide I will walk you through a simple setup of Admiral using Photon OS as the container host. Admiral™ is a highly scalable and very lightweight Container Management platform for deploying and managing container based applications. It is designed to have a small footprint and boot extremely quickly. Admiral™ is intended to provide automated deployment and lifecycle management of containers.
- Rule-based resource management – Setup your deployment preferences to let Admiral™ manage container placement.
- Live state updates – Provides a live view of your system.
- Efficient multi-container template management – Enables logical multi-container application deployments.
docker run -d -p 8282:8282 --name admiral vmware/admiral
Open a browser to the ip address of your Photon OS and port 8282 http://ipaddress:8282 then click on add host
Enter the IP and host name of one of your other Photon OS VM’s
Note: The Photon OS host you’re adding needs the Docker Remote API enabled, see my guide here.
In the search box enter vmtocloud and press enter, then click to provision the vmtocloud/myblog template
Watch the progress screen on the right, after several minutes it should show finished. Now clock the Containers tab.
Notice that all the templates are being pulled from Docker Hub. In a later post I will show you how to use VMware Harbor Registry locally.
Notice all the information you get about the running container. Now click the second port link to go to the WordPress Site
Enter the same information as before and click verify
Remember the Photon Host needs to have Docker Remote API enabled of the verify will fail with a connection error. See my guide here.