An updated version of CentOS Atomic Host (tree version 7.20170209), is now available, including significant updates to docker (version 1.12.5), kubernetes (version 1.4) and etcd (version 3.0.15).

CentOS Atomic Host is a lean operating system designed to run Docker containers, built from standard CentOS 7 RPMs, and tracking the component versions included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host.

CentOS Atomic Host is available as a VirtualBox or libvirt-formatted Vagrant box, or as an installable ISO, qcow2 or Amazon Machine image. These images are available for download at The backing ostree repo is published to

CentOS Atomic Host includes these core component versions:

  • atomic-1.14.1-5.el7.x86_64
  • cloud-init-0.7.5-10.el7.centos.1.x86_64
  • docker-1.12.5-14.el7.centos.x86_64
  • etcd-3.0.15-1.el7.x86_64
  • flannel-0.5.5-2.el7.x86_64
  • kernel-3.10.0-514.6.1.el7.x86_64
  • kubernetes-node-1.4.0-0.1.git87d9d8d.el7.x86_64
  • ostree-2016.15-1.atomic.el7.x86_64
  • rpm-ostree-client-2016.13-1.atomic.el7.x86_64

Containerized kubernetes-master

The downstream release of CentOS Atomic Host ships without the kubernetes-master package built into the image. Instead, you can run the master kubernetes components (apiserver, scheduler, and controller-manager) in containers, managed via systemd, using the service files and instructions on the CentOS wiki. The containers referenced in these systemd service files are built in and hosted from the CentOS Community Container Pipeline, based on Dockerfiles from the CentOS-Dockerfiles repository.

These containers have been tested with the kubernetes ansible scripts provided in the upstream contrib repository, and they work as expected, provided you first copy the service files onto your master.

For more information, see the CentOS project blog or the CentOS Atomic download page.