minikube quickly sets up a local Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows. We proudly focus on helping application developers and new Kubernetes users.



  • Supports the latest Kubernetes release (+6 previous minor versions)
  • Cross-platform (Linux, macOS, Windows)
  • Deploy as a VM, a container, or on bare-metal
  • Multiple container runtimes (CRI-O, containerd, docker)
  • Docker API endpoint for blazing fast image pushes
  • Advanced features such as LoadBalancer, filesystem mounts, and FeatureGates
  • Addons for easily installed Kubernetes applications


We have a fast 5-question survey to learn how & why you are using minikube, and what improvements we should make. We would love to hear from you! 🙏