Red Hat OpenShift Local
(formerly Red Hat CodeReady Containers)

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

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Local development with OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift Local 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 to emulate the cloud development environment locally with all of the tools needed to develop container-based applications. 

Whatever your programming language, OpenShift Local hosts your application and brings a minimal, preconfigured OpenShift cluster to your local PC without the need for a server-based infrastructure.

With OpenShift Local, you can create microservices, build them into images, and run them in Kubernetes-hosted containers, right on your laptop or desktop running Linux, macOS, or Windows 10. 

OpenShift Local is designed for local development and testing on an OpenShift cluster.

OpenShift Local Features

New technology beyond the minishift experience.

Includes a local version of the OpenShift Container Platform (OCP).

Improved startup process and integrated service mesh, serverless, and connects to VS Code with the OpenShift Connector.

Automatically installs and enables the xpaas templates, anyuid access controls, and admin-user add-ons.

A single-node cluster with a number of templates and includes a local Docker registry and its API.

OpenShift Local articles

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