Red Hat CodeReady Containers

OpenShift on your laptop. CodeReady containers gets you up and running with an OpenShift cluster on your local machine in minutes. 

Local development with OpenShift

CodeReady Containers brings a minimal, preconfigured OpenShift 4.1 or newer cluster to your local laptop or desktop computer for development and testing purposes. CodeReady Containers is delivered as a Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machine that supports native hypervisors for Linux, macOS, and Windows 10.

CodeReady Containers is designed for local development and testing on an OpenShift 4 cluster. For running an OpenShift 3 cluster locally, see Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK).

CodeReady Containers is the quickest way to get started building OpenShift clusters. It is designed to run on a local computer to simplify setup and testing, and emulate the cloud development environment locally with all the tools needed to develop container-based apps. 

  • New technology beyond the minishift experience.
  • Automatically installs and enables the xpaas templates, anyuid access controls, and admin-user add-ons.
  • Includes a local version of the OpenShift Container Platform (OCP).
  • It is a single-node cluster with a number of templates and includes a local Docker registry and its API. 
  • Improved startup process and integrated service mesh, serverless, and connects to VS Code with the OpenShift Connector.