pause the Kubernetes control plane or other namespaces


The pause command allows you to freeze containers using the Linux cgroup freezer. Once frozen, processes will no longer consume CPU cycles, but will remain in memory.

By default, the pause command will pause the Kubernetes control plane (kube-system namespace), leaving your applications running. This reduces the background CPU usage of a minikube cluster to a negligible 2-3% of a CPU.


minikube pause [flags]


  -n, ----namespaces strings   namespaces to pause (default [kube-system,kubernetes-dashboard,storage-gluster,istio-operator])
  -A, --all-namespaces         If set, pause all namespaces
  -h, --help                   help for pause

Options inherited from parent commands

      --alsologtostderr                  log to standard error as well as files
      --log_backtrace_at traceLocation   when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace (default :0)
      --log_dir string                   If non-empty, write log files in this directory
      --logtostderr                      log to standard error instead of files
  -p, --profile string                   The name of the minikube VM being used. This can be set to allow having multiple instances of minikube independently. (default "minikube")
      --stderrthreshold severity         logs at or above this threshold go to stderr (default 2)
  -v, --v Level                          log level for V logs
      --vmodule moduleSpec               comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging


Last modified February 10, 2020: docs: fix some typos (7c2ef6d81)