How To Setup Minikube On Slackware Linux

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Minikube is small environment kubernetes to running on local, minikube is focus on easy learn and develop for kubernetes. All you need like a docker is compatible with this environment. Minikube is made for real but only have one nodes in minikube. In this tutorial i will share to you, how to setup minikube on linux or unix like. So you need a download requirements, before test on minikube.

1. Download and install

First download the minikube with command:

curl -LO

Then run,

sudo install minikube-linux-amd64 /usr/local/bin/minikube

The path should on linux is /usr/local/bin/minikube this operating system i use Slackware Linux, so if different path you should change the path into your operating system.

Then setup a kubectl, because i use Slackware Linux as daily activity. It’s provide on SlackBuilds template, so you should adjust your linux distro to install. If you Slackware users you can download on this link or you can visit into official site to download a binary kubectl in here

After that, you should download a virtualbox. In default minikube use virtualbox to run the kubernetes environment.

2. Setup minikube

Then setup a minikube, only typing on command line:

minikube start

wait for a minute, this process take a downloading image or dependency. When completed, then check the pods or service with kubectl command:

kubectl get pods -A

If you want customize the minikube resource, just type the options command when starting minikube. For example i will customize the minikube resource with 2 cpu, 6GB memory and 50GB disk storage.

minikube start --cpus=2 --memory=6g --disk-size=50g


I will share how to create pods on kubernetes. Thanks


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