Podman Desktop

Build, manage and deploy containers and kubernetes locally with a desktop application for Mac, Windows and Linux.

Podman Desktop: Empowering developers securely build and deploy containers anywhere

Podman Desktop provides a graphical interface for application developers to work seamlessly with containers and Kubernetes in a local environment. The application offers an easy-to-use dashboard to interact with and manage containers, images, pods and more. Podman Desktop also bridges with the Kubernetes environment, enabling you to deploy your applications, inspect them and optimize your developer turnarounds.

Podman Desktop equips application developers with a suite of capabilities to streamline the container development lifecycle. Key features include the ability to build, run, deploy and manage containers with ease. Developers can also execute Kubernetes objects locally using Podman or within local Kubernetes clusters, providing a seamless transition from development to deployment, improving consistency and predictability. 

Podman Desktop also provides capabilities that enable smooth configuration in corporate and restricted environments.

  • Create, manage and deploy containers with Podman Desktop and Kubernetes. Start here 
  • Podman Desktop also supports Red Hat extensions for building, testing, and deploying OCI-compliant, bootable container images using image mode for RHEL. Learn more 

Podman Desktop 1.10 is here

Podman Desktop 1.10 has new improvements and features for developers to build containers and Kubernetes for application developers.

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How Podman Desktop empowers developers ?

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Manage Containers

Podman Desktop allows listing, viewing, and managing containers in a single unified view. Gain easy access to a shell inside the container, logs, and basic controls. Pull and build images and push them to any registries.

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Containers become Kubernetes-ready

Podifying and getting pods for your application is as easy as selecting containers to run together. View unified logs for your pods and inspect the containers inside each. Play Kubernetes YAML locally, without Kubernetes, and generate Kubernetes YAML from Pods.

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Image mode for RHEL  on Podman Desktop

Podman Desktop provides Red Hat extensions to access the image mode for RHEL  binary from Red Hat Registry and build, test, and deploy bootable containers on bare metal or on virtual machines on premise or on cloud environments. Try image mode for RHEL

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Work with Kubernetes

Targeting to deploy your containers on Kubernetes? Podman provides key features making the transition to Kubernetes easier: its rootless containers align with Kubernetes' security practices, while Podman’s daemonless architecture echoes Kubernetes' container management approach. Podman Desktop also allows spinning up local Kubernetes clusters, including OpenShift Local and deploying to those environments.

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Enterprise Compliance

Podman Desktop can be used behind a VPN and allows proxy configuration. Air-Gapped installation is also possible. Seamlessly configure in-house image registry.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for WSL

Run Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Windows environement with RHEL images for WSL without traditional overhead of virtual machines. Leverage Podman Desktop's lightweight and daemonless features to work with containeres and deployment with Kubernetes.

Create customized RHEL images for WSL environment. Learn more

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Remote container development

Remote container development with Podman and Visual Studio

Learn how to develop, build and test containers in remote hosts.

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Latest articles and tutorials

Introducing image mode rhel for podman desktop

Introducing image mode for RHEL and bootable containers in Podman Desktop

Red Hat SSO extension for Podman Desktop

Podman Desktop brings the Red Hat Developer Subscription to your fingertips


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