Ramp up your Kubernetes development, CI-tooling or testing workflow by running multiple Kubernetes clusters on Ubuntu Linux with KVM and minikube.
In this tutorial we will combine the popular
minikube tool with Linux's Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) support. It is a great way to re-purpose an old machine that you found on eBay or have gathering gust under your desk. An Intel NUC would also make a great host for this tutorial if you want to buy some new hardware. Another popular angle is to use a bare metal host in the cloud and I've provided some details on that below.
We'll set up all the tooling so that you can build one or many single-node Kubernetes clusters and then deploy applications to them such as OpenFaaS using familiar tooling like helm. I'll then show you how to access the Kubernetes clusters from a remote machine such as your laptop.
- This tutorial uses Ubuntu 16.04 as a base installation, but other distributions are supported by KVM. You'll need to find out how to install