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Photon Controller and Photon Platform
VMware Photon Controller forms part of VMware Photon Platform, a highly scalable multi-tenant control plane for cloud-native applications. Photon Platform includes VMware ESXi, VMware Lightwave security services, VMware NSX-T, VMware vSAN, and Photon Controller.
Photon Controller is designed for running modern workloads, such as container-based applications. It furnishes an API, a CLI, and a UI to manage infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Kubernetes as a service. You can create virtual machines and Kubernetes clusters to securely run cloud-native applications and containerized workloads at scale.
For more information, see the Photon Platform FAQ.
Download and Install Photon Platform
An installation of Photon Platform requires two components: Photon Controller and ESXi. Both the fully licensed vSphere version of ESXi and the free ESXi hypervisor are supported.
- Download the Photon Controller installer OVA.
- Download the command-line utility for your Linux, Mac, or Windows workstation.
- See the Photon Controller Quick Start Guide for instructions on how to get the system up and running.
- Read the Photon Controller 1.2 release notes for information about the latest version.
Is It Production Ready?
Yes. Photon Platform is part of the Pivotal-VMware Cloud-Native Stack, an integrated platform-as-a-service solution that combines Pivotal Cloud Foundry with Photon Platform to deliver a complete cloud-native software stack.
The architecture of Photon Platform favors scalability, high churn, and self-healing of the infrastructure over a rich feature set for compatibility with existing systems.
For more information, see the Photon Platform Data Sheet.