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minikube is local Kubernetes, focusing on making it easy to learn and develop for Kubernetes.


The official requirements are: 2 CPUs, 2GB of memory, 20GB of storage, an internet connection, and a container/virtual machine manager (i.e. Docker, QEMU, Podman, etc.)

USE flags

USE flags for sys-cluster/minikube Single Node Kubernetes Cluster

hardened Activate default security enhancements for toolchain (gcc, glibc, binutils)
libvirt Build plugin for kvm


Minikube has a various amount of drivers available for powering your cluster, these can be viewed in their docs.


First, make sure you have kubectl installed

root #emerge --ask sys-cluster/kubectl

To start your pod, run the following:

user $minikube start