Booting Kubernetes Using Minikube

This guide will walk you through the process of installing a small development Kubernetes cluster on your local machine using minikube.


  • OS X
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • VT-x/AMD-v virtualization must be enabled in BIOS
  • The most recent version of kubectl. You can install kubectl following these steps.
  • Internet connection
    • You will need a decent internet connection running minikube start for the first time for Minikube to pull its Docker images. It might take Minikube some time to start.

Download and Unpack Minikube

See the installation instructions for the latest release of minikube.

Set your VM driver (optional)

You can set your preferred driver (virtualbox - default, vmwarefusion, kvm, xhyve) using the following command:

minikube config set vm-driver virtualbox

Boot Your First Cluster

We are now ready to boot our first Kubernetes cluster using Minikube!

$ minikube start --disk-size=60g --memory=4096
Starting local Kubernetes cluster...
Kubectl is now configured to use the cluster.

Now that the cluster is up and ready, minikube automatically configures kubectl on your machine with the appropriate authentication and endpoint information.

$ kubectl cluster-info
Kubernetes master is running at
KubeDNS is running at
kubernetes-dashboard is running at

To further debug and diagnose cluster problems, use 'kubectl cluster-info dump'.

You are now ready to install Deis Workflow