Provisioning Container VMs in the Management Portal
You can provision containers or container VMs from the management portal depending on the target host. If your target host is a VCH, you provision container VMs. If your target host is a Docker host, you provision standard containers. You can quick-provision by using default settings or you can customize your deployment by using the available settings. You can either provision or save as a template your configured container.
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You can provision containers, templates, or images.
- To provision a single container, go to Home > Containers and click + Container.
- To provision an image with additional settings, go to Home > Templates and import a new template from file that you can later provision.
When you create containers from the Containers page in the management portal, you can configure the following settings:
- Basic configuration
- Image to be used
- Name of the container
- Custom commands
- Network configuration
- Port bindings and ports publishing
- Network mode
- Storage configuration
- Select volumes
- Configure a working directory
- Policy configuration
- Define clusters
- Resource allocation
- Anti-affinity rules
- Custom environment variables
- Health checks
- TCP connection
When you configure a container, on the Environment tab, you can add industry standard variables. For information about using Docker environment variables, see Environment variables in Compose in the Docker documentation.