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Chapter 2. Minimum system requirements

Red Hat OpenShift Local has the following minimum hardware and operating system requirements.

2.1. Hardware requirements

Red Hat OpenShift Local is supported on AMD64 and Intel 64 processor architectures. The Podman container runtime preset is supported on the ARM-based M1 architecture. The OpenShift Container Platform preset is not supported on the M1 architecture. Red Hat OpenShift Local does not support nested virtualization.

Depending on the desired container runtime, Red Hat OpenShift Local requires the following system resources:

2.1.1. For OpenShift Container Platform

  • 4 physical CPU cores
  • 9 GB of free memory
  • 35 GB of storage space
Note

The OpenShift Container Platform cluster requires these minimum resources to run in the Red Hat OpenShift Local instance. Some workloads may require more resources. To assign more resources to the Red Hat OpenShift Local instance, see Configuring the instance.

2.1.2. For the Podman container runtime

  • 2 physical CPU cores
  • 2 GB of free memory
  • 35 GB of storage space

2.2. Operating system requirements

Red Hat OpenShift Local requires the following minimum version of a supported operating system:

2.2.1. Microsoft Windows

  • On Microsoft Windows, Red Hat OpenShift Local requires the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) or later. Red Hat OpenShift Local does not work on earlier versions of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows 10 Home Edition is not supported.

2.2.2. macOS

  • On macOS, Red Hat OpenShift Local requires macOS 11 Big Sur or later. Red Hat OpenShift Local does not work on earlier versions of macOS.

2.2.3. Linux

  • On Linux, Red Hat OpenShift Local is supported only on the latest two Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 7, 8 and 9 minor releases and on the latest two stable Fedora releases.
  • When using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the machine running Red Hat OpenShift Local must be registered with the Red Hat Customer Portal.
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or later and Debian 10 or later are not supported and may require manual set up of the host machine.
  • See Required software packages to install the required packages for your Linux distribution.