- How to run an older Kubernetes version with minikube ?
- Docker Driver: How to set the cgroup manager minikube uses?
- How to run minikube with Docker driver if existing cluster is VM?
- Does minikube support IPv6?
- How can I prevent password prompts on Linux?
- How to ignore system verification?
- what is the resource allocation for Knative Setup using minikube?
- Do I need to install kubectl locally?
Questions that come up regularly
You do not need to download an older minikube to run an older kubernetes version. You can create a Kubenretes cluster with any version you desire using
minikube start --kubernetes-version=v1.15.0
By default minikube uses the
cgroupfs cgroup manager for the Kubernetes clusters, if you are on a system with a systemd cgroup manager, this could cause conflicts. To use
systemd cgroup manager, run:
minikube start --force-systemd=true
If you have an existing cluster with a VM driver (virtualbox, hyperkit, KVM,…).
First please ensure your Docker service is running and then you need to either delete the existing cluster and create one
minikube start --driver=docker
Alternatively, if you want to keep your existing cluster you can create a second cluster with a different profile name. (example p1)
minikube start -p p1 --driver=docker
minikube currently doesn’t support IPv6. However, it is on the roadmap.
The easiest approach is to use the
docker driver, as the backend service always runs as
none users may want to try
CHANGE_MINIKUBE_NONE_USER=true, where kubectl and such will still work: see environment variables
sudo to never prompt for the commands issued by minikube.
minikube’s bootstrapper, Kubeadm verifies a list of features on the host system before installing Kubernetes. in case you get this error, and you still want to try minikube anyways despite your system’s limitation you can skip the verification by starting minikube with this extra option:
minikube start --extra-config kubeadm.ignore-preflight-errors=SystemVerification
Please allocate sufficient resources for Knative setup using minikube, especially when you run a minikube cluster on your local machine. We recommend allocating at least 6 CPUs and 8G memory.
minikube start --cpus 6--memory 8000
No, minikube comes with built-in kubectl see minikube’s kubectl documentation.
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