This driver is experimental and in active development. Help wanted!

The podman driver is another kubernetes in container driver for minikube. similar to docker driver. The podman driver is experimental, and only supported on Linux and macOS (with a remote podman server).


Try it with CRI-O container runtime.

minikube start --driver=podman --container-runtime=cri-o


This is an experimental driver. please use it only for experimental reasons. for a better kubernetes in container experience, use docker driver.

Install Podman


Start a cluster using the podman driver:

minikube start --driver=podman

To make docker the default driver:

minikube config set driver podman

Known Issues

  • Podman driver is not supported on non-amd64 architectures such as arm yet. For non-amd64 archs please use other drivers
Last modified May 11, 2020: fix cross ref link (6606548ef)