To install Minikube on an EC2 instance, follow these steps:
- Launch an EC2 instance: Log in to your AWS Management Console and launch an EC2 instance with your preferred configuration (e.g., Amazon Linux or Ubuntu).
- Connect to the instance: Use SSH to connect to your EC2 instance. You can obtain the necessary connection details from the EC2 management console.
- Update the system: Run the following command to update your system packages:
sudo yum update -y # for Amazon Linux
sudo apt update # for Ubuntu
- Install Docker: Minikube requires Docker to be installed on the EC2 instance. Run the following command to install Docker:
sudo yum install docker -y # for Amazon Linux
sudo apt install docker.io # for Ubuntu
- Start Docker service: After installing Docker, start the Docker service using the following command:
sudo service docker start
- Install kubectl: Run the following command to install the Kubernetes command-line tool, kubectl:
sudo curl --silent --location -o /usr/local/bin/kubectl https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/$(curl --silent --location https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/stable.txt)/bin/linux/amd64/kubectl
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/kubectl
- Install Minikube: Download and install Minikube by running the following commands:
sudo curl -Lo minikube https://storage.googleapis.com/minikube/releases/latest/minikube-linux-amd64
sudo chmod +x minikube
sudo mv minikube /usr/local/bin/
- Start Minikube: Now, you can start Minikube by running the following command:
Note: This command will start Minikube using the default virtual machine driver, which might be VirtualBox. If you want to use a different driver, such as KVM or Hyper-V, you need to specify it with the --vm-driver flag.
- Verify installation: After starting Minikube, you can verify its installation by running the following command:
If everything is set up correctly, you should see the version details of both the Kubernetes client and server.
That's it! You now have Minikube installed and running on your EC2 instance. You can proceed to deploy and manage your Kubernetes clusters using Minikube.