Running Minikube on a Mac

Published on 04 Jun 2019

In the next few weeks I am going to work a lot with Kubernetes, which is why I am posting the installation and running guide for Minikube on a Mac. This will be a prerequisite for going on with those posts, and other posts will link back to this one for guidance.

So for installing Minikube, it’s the simplest thing using brew:

brew install virtualbox minikube

This will install both Virtualbox for running the VM and Minikube which configures the VM for running, and provisions Kubernetes onto it.

After this you just need to start the cluster:

minikube start

And the output you see should be similar to this one below:

Starting local Kubernetes cluster...
Running pre-create checks...
Creating machine...
Starting local Kubernetes cluster...

If you have installed

The credit for this solution goes to this StackOverflow answer.

If you run into something similar to the error below:

error: SchemaError(io.k8s.api.autoscaling.v2beta2.MetricTarget): invalid object
doesn't have additional properties

Then your may be interfering with your configuration. To resolve it, first check which kubectl app is running:

ls -l $(which kubectl) 

If it returns something similar to:

/usr/local/bin/kubectl -> /Applications/

Then you should overwrite it:

rm /usr/local/bin/kubectl
brew link --overwrite kubernetes-cli

And this should solve the error.