Eclipse Che is a developer workspace server and cloud IDE. You install, run, and manage Eclipse Che with with different container orchestration engines such as Docker or OpenShift.
Eclipse Che is available in two modes:
Single-user: This is suited for personal desktop environments.
Multi-user: This is an advanced setup for Che and is for organizations and developer teams.
See Single and Multi-User Che to learn more. The quick starts are for single-user mode.
Running single-user Che on Docker
Latest Docker version installed (Docker 17+).
On macOS, create an IP alias. In a terminal, run:
# ifconfig lo0 alias $IP
$IPis found either in Preferences > Advanced > Docker subnet, or run
$ docker run --rm --net host eclipse/che-ip:nightly
To run Che in single-user mode, enter:
$ docker run -ti -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v /local/path:/data eclipse/che start
/local/path can be any path on your local machine where you want to store Che data and projects. Once Che has started, it can be accessed at
Running single-user Che on OpenShift
To run Che in single-user mode on Minishift, use:
$ git clone https://github.com/minishift/minishift-addons $ minishift addons install <path_to_minishift-addons-clone>/add-ons/che $ minishift addons enable che $ minishift addons apply \ --addon-env CHE_DOCKER_IMAGE=eclipse/che-server:nightly \ --addon-env OPENSHIFT_TOKEN=$(oc whoami -t) \ che
See the following resources for more information on the Openshift variants supported by Che:
OpenShift Container Platform (OCP): OpenShift on-premise, which you can install in your Data Center.
OpenShift Online (OSO): On-Demand OpenShift hosted on public cloud and managed by Red Hat.
OpenShift Dedicated (OCD): Enterprise public cloud with your own OpenShift cluster managed by Red Hat.
MiniShift: OpenShift running on your local environment.