Validated Patterns

Patterns quick start

Each pattern can be deployed using the command line. The only requirement is to have git and podman installed. See the Prerequisite installation instructions for more information.

Patterns deployment requires several tools including Helm to install. However, the validated patterns framework removes the need to install and maintain these tools. The script uses a container which includes the necessary tools. The use of that container is why you need to install podman.

Check the values-*.yaml for changes that are needed before deployment. After changing the values-*.yaml files where needed and pushing them to your git repository, you can run ./ make install from your local repository directory and that will deploy the datacenter/hub cluster for a pattern. Edge clusters are deployed by joining/importing them into ACM on the hub.

Alternatively to the ./ make install method, you can use the validated pattern operator available in the OpenShift console.

For information on using the Validated Patterns Operator, see Using the Validated Pattern Operator.

Follow any other post-install instructions for the pattern on that pattern’s Getting started page.

Prerequisite installation instructions

Tested Operating systems

The following instructions have been tested on the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and 9

  • CentOS 8 and 9

  • Fedora 36 and onwards

  • Debian Bookworm

  • Ubuntu 22.04

  • Mac OSX Big Sur and onwards

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and 9

Make sure that you have both the appstream and the baseos repositories configured. For example on RHEL 8 you will get the following:

sudo dnf repolist
Updating Subscription Management repositories.
repo id                               repo name
rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-rpms      Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - AppStream (RPMs)
rhel-8-for-x86_64-baseos-rpms         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - BaseOS (RPMs)

Install podman and git:

sudo dnf install -y podman git


Install podman and git:

sudo dnf install -y podman git

Debian and derivatives

Install podman and git:

sudo apt-get install -y podman git


Install podman and git:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"
brew install podman git
# Containers on MacOSX run in a VM which is managed by "podman machine" commands
podman machine init -v ${HOME}:${HOME} -v /private/tmp/:/private/tmp
podman machine start