PCF Dev Overview
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This guide describes how to install and use PCF Dev, a fully featured Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) installation that runs on your workstation’s native hypervisor.
PCF Dev enables application developers to test and debug their app on a local PCF deployment, and enables operators to test out features of PCF in their local environment.
PCF Dev includes Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Spring Cloud Services, Redis, RabbitMQ, and MySQL. It also supports all Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI) functionality. See the Comparing PCF Dev to Pivotal Cloud Foundry table below for more product details.
Before you can install PCF Dev, you must have the following:
- The latest version of the cf CLI: Use the cf CLI to push and scale apps.
- You must have an Internet connection for DNS.
- At least 8 GB of available memory on your host machine. Pivotal recommends running on a host system with at least 16 GB of total RAM.
- Virtualization permissions.
- Configuring PCF Dev
- Using PCF Dev
- Using Services in PCF Dev
- Using Spring Cloud Services in PCF Dev
- Using PCF Dev Behind a Proxy
- Using PCF Dev Offline
- Using a Local OVA with PCF Dev
- PCF Dev on AWS
- Frequently Asked Questions
PCF Dev mirrors PCF in its key product offerings. If an application runs on PCF Dev, it runs on PCF with no modification in almost all cases. Review the table below for key product details.
|Space required||100 GB||100GB+||50GB+|
|Memory required||8 GB||50GB+||variable|
|Estimated time-to-deploy||30 Minutes||Hour+||Hour+|
|Compatible with CF CLI||✓||✓||✓|
|Deploy apps with any supported buildpack||✓||✓||✓|
|Integration with 3rd party Authorization||✓||✓|
(i.e., can perform additional BOSH deployments)
|Day Two Lifecycle Operations
(e.g., rolling upgrades, security patches)
|Developers have root-level access across cluster||✓|