Let’s learn how to install Minikube on Mac OS X with VirtualBox v6.0 specifically.
Install Minikube on mac OS X
Although VirtualBox is the default hypervisor for Minikube, on Mac OS X we can configure Minikube at startup to use another hypervisor, with the –vm-driver=xhyve or =hyperkit start option.
1 Install the VirtualBox hypervisor for OS X hosts
Download and install the .dmg package from VirtualBox download page
2 Install Minikube
We can download the latest release from the Minikube release page.
At the time the course was written, the latest Minikube release was v1.2.0. Once downloaded, we need to make it executable and add it to our PATH with the following command
curl -Lo minikube https://storage.googleapis.com/minikube/releases/v1.2.0/minikube-darwin-amd64 && chmod +x minikube && sudo mv minikube /usr/local/bin/
Replacing /v1.2.0/ with /latest/ will always download the latest version.
3 Start Minikube
We can start Minikube with the minikube start command (disregard “Unable to read…/docker/config…” and “No matching credentials…” warnings):
4 Check the status
With the minikube status command, we display the status of Minikube:
5 Stop minikube
With the minikube stop command, we can stop Minikube: