Add Virtual Container Hosts with Server-Side TLS Authentication to the Management Portal

If the vSphere administrator deployed a virtual container host (VCH) with server-side authentication but without implementing verification of client certificates, you do not provide a certificate when you add the VCH to a project in the management portal. Connections to the VCH use HTTPS.

IMPORTANT: If you have deployed multiple instances of the vSphere Integrated Containers appliance, you can only register a VCH with one instance of the management portal at a time.


  1. In the Home view of the management portal, click the Project drop-down menu and select the project to which to add the VCH.
  2. Navigate to Infrastructure > Container Hosts and click +New.
  3. On the New Container Host page, configure the host settings.

    1. Enter name for the host.
    2. Select VCH as type.
    3. Enter the endpoint for the VCH as URL.

      For example, https://hostname:2376.

    4. Do not enter credentials and click Save.

    5. If you are prompted to trust the certificate, click OK.


The VCH appears on the Container Hosts page for the selected project. You can also see the VCHs that you added to a project by navigating to Administration > Projects > project > Infrastructure.

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