Virtual Machines and Bare Metal
Run apps on bare metal, on hypervisors like VMware ESXi, or in the public cloud
Containers and Kubernetes
Use as a secure, stand-alone container host, or build cloud-scale Kubernetes nodes and clusters
Local and Remote Development
Use Photon OS as a Development Environment for building modern applications
Download Photon OS
Download local images for x86, ARM64 and Raspberry Pi, or use Cloud images for environments like AWS, GCE, Azure, along with checksums and previous releases.
Contains everything needed to install. Choose between a minimal or a full installation to suit your deployment needs. Photon can be installed from ISO directly, or can be used with PXE/kickstart environments for automated installations
Portable, ready-to-go virtual environment. Photon OS Open Virtual Appliance packages include a highly sanitized and optimized kernel and packages to streamline and standardize appliance deployments.
Lightweight Container Host
Photon OS delivers just enough of a Linux operating system to efficiently run containers on VMware vSphere, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine, and Amazon Elastic Compute CloudRead The Docs
Real Time Kernel Support
Photon OS provides a performant stack for deployments like Virtual Radio Access Network applications that demand real time capabilities and ultra-low latency responseRead The Docs
Photon OS is released as open source software by an epic team of contributors.
Website + Docs
Photon OS is released as open source software and provides community support through our GitHub project page. If you encounter an issue or have a question, feel free to reach out on the GitHub issues page for Photon OS.