Welcome to minikube!

Local Kubernetes, focused on application development & education

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Instantly productive.

A single command away from reproducing your production environment, from the comfort of localhost.


  • Always supports the latest Kubernetes release (as well as previous versions)
  • Cross-platform (Linux, macOS, Windows)
  • Infinitely configurable local development environment
  • Multiple container runtimes (crio, containerd, docker, gvisor)
  • Provides a Docker API endpoint

Infinitely configurable

  • Any container runtime
  • Any Kubernetes version
  • Any apiserver, kubelet, controller, etcd, proxy, or scheduler option


  • Bare-metal
  • HyperKit
  • Hyper-V
  • KVM
  • VirtualBox
  • VMware

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Contributions welcome

Want to join the fun on Github? New users are always welcome!

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