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Status Planned for future release
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 5, 2022

podman support for PEM

RHEL 8 native provides podman instead of docker. While it's possible to install docker ce on RHEL, that puts the user into unsupported area with RHEL 8 support. Would like to have podman as a support container engine.

What is your industry? Computer Services
How will this idea be used?

We're upgrade our Linux hosts to RHEL 8 and would need podman as supported container engine so we don't have to put in workaround to pull in docker ce and are able to maintain a supported build with RH support..

  • Guest
    Dec 18, 2023

    Hi @GregRussell

    Any updates on this enhancement? Podman installed in RHEL8 is supported by RedHat but Docke CE is not supported by Red Hat.

  • Guest
    Mar 4, 2022

    We are reviewing this and will be considering it for support in a future release.

  • Guest
    Feb 25, 2022

    Adding my support to this request. Our organization does not support docker on RHEL but would be supportive of using podman for PEM installation