Red Hat Container Development Kit

Red Hat Container Development Kit

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Red Hat Container Development Kit 3.0 is a fully revamped personal container development environment using new tooling based on minishift to streamline installation and development. Please make sure to refer to the latest documentation and tutorials as instructions from earlier versions are no longer compatible.

1. Download Red Hat Development Suite

The easiest way to install Red Hat Container Development Kit 3.0 is to use the Red Hat Development Suite installer, a single download for installing some of the best Red Hat development tools. The Development Suite installer will take care of installing dependencies and environment settings. For the download, you will need to register with If you prefer not to use the Development Suite installer see the CDK download page and documentation.

Download the Red Hat Development Suite 1.4 installer for Windows which includes CDK 3.0.

2. Installation

  1. Double click on the downloaded file to launch the installer.

  2. Enter your Red Hat Developers username and password, and click Login.



    NOTE: If you haven’t directly downloaded the Red Hat Development Suite from Red Hat Developers, your account may not have the correct entitlements to install Container Development Kit. The easiest way to add the entitlements is to visit Red Hat Developers and initiate a download of the Red Hat Development Suite. We are working on a fix to enable you to add the entitlements to your account without starting a new download.

  3. Choose the folder you wish to use to install Red Hat Development Suite, then click Next.



  4. Select the components to install:

    • By default, Development Suite will install Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio which includes IDE tooling for container development. Should you prefer not to install Developer Studio:
      • Uncheck the box next to RED HAT JBOSS DEVELOPER STUDIO.
      • You will still be able to use Red Hat Container Development Kit and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform through the command line and the browser without Developer Studio.
      • You can also choose not to install OpenJDK 8.
    • You will need a hypervisor to run the Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM that is included with the CDK. For Windows, the default choice is Hyper-V, which is included with many newer versions of Windows but is not enabled by default. If Hyper-V is not enabled Development Suite will install VirtualBox. For more information, see the CDK 3.0 installation guide.



  5. Click Download & Install to begin installation.

    The Red Hat Development Suite installer will then download the Container Development Kit and any supporting components.




  6. Click Close the installer




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