Difficulty: beginner
Estimated Time: 10-15 minutes

Minikube is a tool that makes it easy to run Kubernetes locally. Minikube runs a single-node Kubernetes cluster inside a VM on your laptop for users looking to try out Kubernetes or develop with it day-to-day.

More details can be found at https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube

This scenario has explained how to launch a Single Node Kubernetes cluster. Using Minikube is ideal for development environments and testing Kubernetes locally.

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Launch Single Node Kubernetes Cluster

Step 1 of 4

Step 1 - Start Minikube

Minikube has been installed and configured in the environment. Check that it is properly installed, by running the minikube version command:

minikube version

Start the cluster, by running the minikube start command:

minikube start

Great! You now have a running Kubernetes cluster in your online terminal. Minikube started a virtual machine for you, and a Kubernetes cluster is now running in that VM.