To access Minikube remotely, you need to follow these steps:
- Start Minikube by running the minikube start command in your terminal.
- Determine the IP address of your Minikube instance by running the minikube ip command.
- Ensure that you have a valid kubectl configuration to access the Minikube cluster. If not, run the minikube kubectl -- get-contexts command to check if a valid context is set. If not, run minikube kubectl -- use-context
- To expose the services running in your cluster, you can use the NodePort or LoadBalancer service types. For example, you can create a simple deployment and service by running the following commands:
$ kubectl create deployment hello-minikube --image=k8s.gcr.io/echoserver:1.4
$ kubectl expose deployment hello-minikube --type=NodePort --port=8080
- To get the URL for the exposed service, run minikube service hello-minikube --url. This command will output the URL that you can use to access the service from your local machine or any other machine on the same network as your Minikube instance.
- Open a web browser or use a tool like curl to access the URL obtained in the previous step and interact with the service remotely.
Note: make sure that the necessary network access is allowed between your remote machine and the Minikube instance.