Questions that come up regularly

Does minikube support IPv6?

minikube currently doesn’t support IPv6. However, it is on the roadmap.

How can I prevent password prompts on Linux?

The easiest approach is to use the docker driver, as the backend service always runs as root.

none users may want to try CHANGE_MINIKUBE_NONE_USER=true, where kubectl and such will still work: see environment variables

Alternatively, configure sudo to never prompt for the commands issued by minikube.

How to ignore system verification?

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

what is the resource allocation for Knative Setup using minikube?

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

Do I need to install kubectl locally?

No, minikube comes with built-in kubectl see minikube’s kubectl documentation.