Basic controls

See minikube in action!

Start a cluster by running:

minikube start

Access the Kubernetes dashboard running within the minikube cluster:

minikube dashboard

Once started, you can interact with your cluster using kubectl, just like any other Kubernetes cluster. For instance, starting a server:

kubectl create deployment hello-minikube --image=kicbase/echo-server:1.0

Exposing a service as a NodePort

kubectl expose deployment hello-minikube --type=NodePort --port=8080

minikube makes it easy to open this exposed endpoint in your browser:

minikube service hello-minikube

Upgrade your cluster:

minikube start --kubernetes-version=latest

Start a second local cluster (note: This will not work if minikube is using the bare-metal/none driver):

minikube start -p cluster2

Stop your local cluster:

minikube stop

Delete your local cluster:

minikube delete

Delete all local clusters and profiles

minikube delete --all

Last modified November 23, 2022: update echo-server image (370e2188e)