Installing PCF Dev on Microsoft Windows 10

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Note: To run PCF Dev on Windows without Hyper-V, see Installing PCF Dev on Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.

This topic describes how to install PCF Dev on Windows 10.



PCF Dev uses Hyper-V on Windows 10 to run on native hypervisors.

To enable Hyper-V on your machine before starting PCF Dev, follow the steps in Install Hyper-V on Windows 10 in the Microsoft documentation

Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface

PCF Dev uses the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI) to push and scale apps.

  1. Download the cf CLI for Windows (64 bit). If you previously used the cf CLI v5 Ruby gem, you must uninstall the gem first.

  2. Unpack the zip file and open the cf_installer application.

  3. Follow the installer wizard to install.

  4. To verify your installation, open a terminal window and enter cf. If your installation was successful, the cf CLI help listing appears.

Install PCF Dev

  1. Download the latest version of PCF Dev from the Pivotal Network.
  2. In PowerShell, install the CF Dev plugin required to run PCF Dev:
    $ cf install-plugin cfdev
  3. Start PCF Dev. Enter the following command, replacing FILEPATH/FILE with the location and name of the .iso or .tgz file you downloaded:

    cf dev start -f FILEPATH/FILE

    It may take several minutes for the PCF Dev VM and its services to start.

    Note: You must run PowerShell in Administrator mode with PCF Dev.

    After the PCF Dev is now running banner appears, you can log in.

Stop PCF Dev

To stop PCF Dev, run the following command:

$ cf dev stop

Uninstall PCF Dev

To remove PCF Dev, run the following command:

$ cf uninstall-plugin cfdev