Version 2.5

Build Runtime

The Build runtime is the environment Apps are built in.

Buildpack Builds Docker Builds
System libraries Provided by the Stack User supplied
Network access Full access through Envoy sidecar Full access through Envoy sidecar
File system No storage No storage
Language runtime Provided by the Stack User supplied
User Specified by the Stack User supplied
Isolation mechanism Kubernetes Pod Kubernetes Pod
DNS Provided by Kubernetes Provided by Kubernetes

Environment variables

Environment variables are injected into the Build at runtime. Variables are added based on the following order, where later values override earlier ones with the same name:

  1. Space (set by administrators)
  2. App (set by developers)
  3. System (set by Kf)

Kf provides the following system environment variables to Builds:

Variable Purpose
CF_INSTANCE_ADDR The cluster-visible IP:PORT of the Build.
INSTANCE_GUID Alias of CF_INSTANCE_GUID.
CF_INSTANCE_IP The cluster-visible IP of the Build.
CF_INSTANCE_INTERNAL_IP Alias of CF_INSTANCE_IP
VCAP_APP_HOST Alias of CF_INSTANCE_IP
CF_INSTANCE_PORT The cluster-visible port of the Build.
LANG Required by Buildpacks to ensure consistent script load order.
MEMORY_LIMIT The maximum amount of memory in MB the Build can consume.
VCAP_APPLICATION A JSON structure containing App metadata.
VCAP_SERVICES A JSON structure specifying bound services.