Minikube Build local Kubernetes environment

In this tutorial, How to use Minikube Build local Kubernetes environment.

My lab

  • CentOS 7.6
  • Minikube
  • Kubernetes

My Virtual Machine has installed Docker. Reference: Link here

Minikube Build local Kubernetes

Install Minikube and kubectl


$ curl -Lo minikube && chmod +x minikube && sudo mv minikube /usr/local/bin/


$ curl -Lo kubectl$(curl -s && chmod +x kubectl && sudo mv kubectl /usr/local/bin/

Set of environment variables.

$ sudo vi /etc/profile

#Add end line in file
export MINIKUBE_HOME=/root
export KUBECONFIG=/root/.kube/config

$ sudo mkdir -p /root/.kube || true
$ sudo touch /root/.kube/config

Launch Minikube

You can be used “–vm-driver=none” option to build Kubernetes on the host running minikube

$ sudo /usr/local/bin/minikube start --vm-driver=none

File /root/.kube/config have created. The verify the content

$ sudo kubectl config view

Check service minikube status

$ sudo minikube status

Allow port 8443 on the firewall

$ sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=8443/tcp --zone=public --permanent
$ sudo firewall-cmd --reload
$ sudo firewall-cmd --list-all

Create and start container dashboard

using image “” to create the dashboard

$ sudo docker images | grep ''

Minikube create a pod

$ sudo kubectl run hello-minikube --port=808

To verify node and pod

$ sudo kubectl get nodes
$ sudo kubectl get pods

Instances run on nodes as Docker containers. Displays a list of deployments.

$ sudo kubectl get deployments

Creating service

You use “–type=NodePort” option. Open the service on the IP of each node to the static port (NordPort). A ClusterIP Service routed by the NodePort Service is automatically created. You can access the NordPort Service from outside the cluster by requesting :

$ sudo kubectl expose deployment hello-minikube --type=NodePort
$ sudo kubectl get services

Access dashboard

Get dashboard URL. the port automatically change one time.

$ sudo minikube dashboard --url
$ curl

When accessing via Kubernetes proxy

kubectl acts as a reverse proxy to the API endpoint.

$ sudo minikube dashboard --url
$ sudo kubectl proxy
$ curl http://localhost:8001

Accessible dashboard from outside

Minikube is started with the “–vm-driver=none” option, it can only be accessed from the host OS using proxy. Therefore, change the proxy settings so that they can be accessed from outside the host OS (browser).

$ sudo minikube dashboard --url
$ sudo kubectl proxy --address= --accept-hosts='.*'

Link url: http://{YOUR_HOST_NAME}:8001/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/services/http:kubernetes-dashboard:/proxy/#!/overview?namespace=default

The verify log

$ sudo kubectl logs hello-minikube-78c9fc5f89-9whkn
$ minikube logs -f 

Using kubectl command to delete service, deployment

$ sudo kubectl delete services hello-minikube
$ sudo kubectl delete deployment hello-minikube

Get status to have delete service, deployment

$ sudo kubectl get nodes
$ sudo kubectl get pods
$ sudo kubectl get services
$ sudo kubectl get deployments

Stop minikube and delete the cluster

$ sudo minikube stop
$ minikube delete


Thought the article, You use Minikube Build local Kubernetes environment as above. I hope will this your helpful.

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