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Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

In this blog, We will show you the steps to installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows 10 Enterprise (or) Home Edition
  • Virtual Box

 

ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW

  • We are using the Windows 10 Enterprise VM.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • We have hosted this VM on Windows 2016 environment with Nested Virtualization Enabled.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Nested Virtualization is a feature which is available on Windows 2016 server editions.

 

INSTALLING VIRTUAL BOX

  • Login into the Windows 10 VM through Remote Desktop.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Click on the Windows Hosts link to download the executable file.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Once the download completes, Run the executable file as administrator.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Follow the Installation wizard and accept the defaults settings.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • While installing the networking interface, Click on Install button.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Click Finish to complete the wizard.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

DOWNLOAD KUBECTL

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Copy the kubectl.exe to the %systemroot\system32 folder.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • By default, Environment variable was set to the system32 folder. No changes required.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

DOWNLOAD MINIKUBE

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Scroll down and download the latest version of minikube for windows 64-bit version.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Once the download completed, rename the file to minikube.exe.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Copy the minikube.exe to %systemroot%\system32 folder.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

INSTALLING MINIKUBE

  • Open Powershell (or) command prompt window and verify the minikube version.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Type the below command to start minikube VM.

minikube start

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Once the ISO download completes, It starts a new VM.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Then it will start to download the kubernetes binary for this VM.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • After several minutes, minikube is ready to use.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

VERIFICATION

  • Verify the Minikube status.

minikube status

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • To get the nodes list, type kubectl get nodes command.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • To view the dashboard, type minikube dashboard command.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

  • Click on the nodes option to verify the node status.

Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox

 

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Thanks for reading this blog. We hope it was useful for you to learn to install minikube on windows 10 using VirtualBox.

3 thoughts on “Installing Minikube on Windows 10 Home Edition using VirtualBox”

  1. First I would like to compliment you. This is the easiest and clearest minikube installation instructions that I have found. I would like to point on one (hopefully temporary) problem. If you download the latest version of minikube (28.2) it hangs when you issue minikube start. Backing up to 25.2 makes it work. See https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/issues/2703 for a discussion.

    Len

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