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What is OKD?

OKD is a distribution of Kubernetes optimized for continuous application development and multi-tenant deployment. OKD adds developer and operations-centric tools on top of Kubernetes to enable rapid application development, easy deployment and scaling, and long-term lifecycle maintenance for small and large teams. OKD is the upstream Kubernetes distribution embedded in Red Hat OpenShift.

OKD embeds Kubernetes and extends it with security and other integrated concepts. OKD is also referred to as Origin in github and in the documentation. An OKD release corresponds to the Kubernetes distribution - for example, OKD 1.10 includes Kubernetes 1.10. If you are looking for enterprise-level support, or information on partner certification, Red Hat also offers Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Check the README file for more information on the latest release of OKD.

Standardization through Containerization

Standards are powerful forces in the software industry. They can drive technology forward by bringing together the combined efforts of multiple developers, different communities, and even competing vendors.

Kubernetes logo

Open source container orchestration and cluster management at scale.

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Docker logo

Standardized Linux container packaging for applications and their dependencies.

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CoreOS logo

A container-focused OS that's designed for painless management in large clusters.

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Operator Framework logo

An open source project that provides developer and runtime Kubernetes tools, enabling you to accelerate the development of an Operator.

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Crio-O logo

A lightweight container runtime for Kubernetes.

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Prometheus logo

Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring toolkit that collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.

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Contribute to OKD

We know you've got great ideas for improving OKD and its network of open source projects. So roll up your sleeves and come join us in the community!

View the OKD Roadmap

The OKD project roadmap lives on Trello and you can dig into more granular topics from our Trello organization.

All contributions are welcome - OKD uses the Apache 2 license and does not require any contributor agreement to submit patches. Please open issues for any bugs or problems you encounter, ask questions on the OpenShift IRC channel (#openshift-dev on freenode), or get involved in the Kubernetes project at the container runtime layer.

Extend OKD

You can add new runtimes and frameworks to OKD with community images and templates. Learn how to create and use custom images and templates with OKD.

Join OpenShift Commons

OpenShift Commons is the place where the community goes to collaborate and work together on OpenShift. OpenShift Commons is open to all community participants: users, operators, enterprises, startups, non-profits, educational institutions, partners, and service providers.

Contribute to the Source

File a Bug

Found a bug? Let us know! OKD uses a public Bugzilla instance.

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Become a part of something bigger

OpenShift Commons is open to all community participants: users, operators, enterprises, non-profits, educational institutions, partners, and service providers as well as other open source technology initiatives utilized under the hood or to extend the OpenShift platform.


  • If you are an OpenShift Online or an OpenShift Container Platform customer or have deployed OKD on premise or on a public cloud.
  • If you have contributed to the OKD project and want to connect with your peers and end users.
  • If you simply want to stay up-to-date on the roadmap and best practices for using, deploying and operating OpenShift.

Then OpenShift Commons is the right place for you.