Container Runtimes

Available container runtimes

Docker

The default container runtime in minikube is Docker. You can select it explicitly by using:

minikube start --container-runtime=docker

CRI-O

To use CRI-O:

minikube start --container-runtime=cri-o

containerd

To use containerd:

minikube start --container-runtime=containerd

gvisor

To use gvisor:

minikube start --container-runtime=containerd
minikube addons enable gvisor

Kata

Native support for Kata containers is a work-in-progress. See #4347 for details.

In the mean time, it’s possible to make Kata containers work within minikube using a bit of elbow grease.

Last modified August 2, 2019: Move more docs (c516cd70d)