containerd overview

The containerd documentation is currently under construction. Check back soon for updates!

Welcome to the containerd documentation! This document contains some basic project-level information about containerd.

If you’d like to get started running containerd locally on your machine, see the Getting started guide.


The containerd project is encapsulated in a variety of GitHub repositories:

Repository Description
containerd/containerd The main project repo for containerd, including the container runtime
containerd/ Assets used to build the containerd website and documentation (i.e. what you’re currently reading)
containerd/cri The containerd plugin for the Kubernetes Container Runtime Interface (CRI)
containerd/project Utilities used across containerd repositories, such as scripts, common files, and core documents
containerd/ttrpc A version of gRPC used by containerd (designed for low-memory environments)