Downloading Photon OS

Detailed instructions for obtaining Photon OS 4.0 are located at: https://github.com/vmware/photon/wiki/Downloading-Photon-OS

Download Formats

Photon OS is available in the following pre-packaged, binary formats:

FormatDescription
ISO ImageContains everything needed to install the minimal or full installation of Photon OS or the Real-Time flavor of Photon OS. The bootable ISO has a manual installer or can be used with PXE/kickstart environments for automated installations.
OVAPre-installed minimal environment, customized for VMware hypervisor environments. These customizations include a highly sanitized and optimized kernel to give improved boot and runtime performance for containers and Linux applications. Since an OVA is a complete virtual machine definition, we’ve made available a Photon OS OVA that has virtual hardware version 13 arm64, version 13, and version 11; this will allow for compatibility with several versions of VMware platforms or allow for the latest and greatest virtual hardware enhancements.
Amazon AMIPre-packaged and tested version of Photon OS with Amazon AMI and Amazon AMI arm64 packages made ready to deploy in your Amazon EC2 cloud environment. Previously, we’d published documentation on how to create an Amazon compatible instance, but, now we’ve done the work for you.
Google GCE ImagePre-packaged and tested Google GCE image that is ready to deploy in your Google Compute Engine Environment, with all modifications and package requirements for running Photon OS in GCE.
Azure VHDPre-packaged and tested Azure HD image that is ready to deploy in your Microsoft Azure Cloud, with all modifications and package requirements for running Photon OS in Azure.
Raspberry Pi ImagePre-packaged and tested Raspberry Pi Image on ARM64 architecture.
Last modified March 19, 2021: cleanup package URLs (1a19cff2e)