OKD can build container images from your source code, deploy them, and manage their lifecycle. To enable this, OKD provides an internal, integrated container image registry that can be deployed in your OKD environment to locally manage images.
During an initial installation of a full OKD cluster, it is likely that the registry was deployed automatically during the installation process. If it was not, or if you want to further customize the configuration of your registry, see Deploying a Registry on Existing Clusters.
While it can be deployed to run as an integrated part of your full OKD cluster, the OKD registry can alternatively be installed separately as a stand-alone container image registry.
To install a stand-alone registry, follow Installing a Stand-alone Registry. This installation path deploys an all-in-one cluster running a registry and specialized web console.