To install Minikube on Windows 10, follow these steps:
- Install Hypervisor: Minikube requires a virtualization software to run Kubernetes. The recommended hypervisor for Windows is Hyper-V. Enable Hyper-V in "Turn Windows features on or off" settings.
- Install kubectl: Minikube requires kubectl, the Kubernetes command-line tool. Download and install kubectl from the official Kubernetes website or use a package manager like Chocolatey or Scoop.
- Install Docker: Minikube uses Docker as the container runtime. Download and install Docker Desktop for Windows from the official Docker website. Run Docker Desktop after installation and make sure it's running in the system tray.
- Download Minikube: Go to the Minikube releases page on GitHub (https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/releases) and download the latest minikube-windows-amd64.exe binary.
- Add Minikube to PATH: Move the downloaded minikube-windows-amd64.exe to a directory in your PATH environment variable. This allows you to run Minikube from any command prompt.
- Start Minikube: Open a command prompt and run minikube start. This command downloads the minikube ISO, creates a virtual machine (VM) using the Hypervisor, and starts a Kubernetes cluster inside the VM.
- Verify installation: Run kubectl cluster-info to verify that Minikube is running and configured correctly. You should see information about the cluster.
That's it! Minikube is now installed and running on your Windows 10 machine. You can use kubectl to interact with the Minikube cluster and deploy your applications.