Fabric8 Documentation

Getting Started with MiniKube

The easiest way to get started with Fabric8 and Kubernetes on your laptop is via MiniKube

Start the cluster with minikube start

minikube start --memory=6000

Then follow the on screen prompts.

Note that on OS X we recommend you use the xhyve driver which avoids you having to install VirtualBox and Vagrant; its also leaner & meaner and requires less memory:

minikube start  --memory=6000 --vm-driver=xhyve

On Windows you should use the hyperv driver.

You should now be able to connect to the cluster via the kubectl command line tool from Kubernetes which you can download kubectl for your platform.

kubectl get pods

Run the gofabric8 installer

Now type the following:

gofabric8 deploy -y

At any point you can validate your installation via:

gofabric8 validate

Access the Fabric8 Developer Console

To open the Fabric8 Developer Console then type the following:

minikube service fabric8

Then a browse window will open for the console.

To see the URL so you can open it in another browser you can type:

minikube service fabric8 --url

You can use the same command to open other consoles too like gogs, Jenkins or Nexus

minikube service gogs
minikube service jenkins
minikube service nexus

Though from the Fabric8 Developer Console you can easily switch between all your development tools using the tool drop down menu at the top right of the screen:

clicking on the tools drop down

Configuring Docker

To use docker on your host communicating with the docker daemon inside your MiniKube cluster type:

eval $(minikube docker-env)


Check out the troubleshooting guide for more help.