How to Install Minikube on Fedora 36 Step by Step

In post, we will cover how to install minikube on Fedora 36 step by step.

Minikube is a single node local Kubernetes (k8s) cluster. If anyone is new to Kubernetes and wants to learn and explore Kubernetes, then minikube is the solution.

Minimum System Requirements for Minikube

  • Minimal installed Fedora.
  • Sudo User with admin rights
  • 2 CPUs or more
  • 2GB RAM or more
  • 20GB of free disk space
  • Internet connection

Without further ado, let’s jump into minikube installation steps.

Step 1) Install Docker

Login to the system and open the terminal, run following commands to install docker

$ sudo dnf -y install dnf-plugins-core
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo
$ sudo dnf install docker-ce docker-ce-cli docker-compose-plugin -y


Start and enable docker service, run

$ sudo systemctl enable docker --now

Verify docker version, run beneath command

$ docker --version
Docker version 20.10.17, build 100c701

Allow local user to run docker commands without sudo

$ sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
$ sudo newgrp docker

Step 2) Install Latest and Stable minikube Binary

Run following commands to install latest and stable minikube binary

$ curl -LO
$ sudo install minikube-linux-amd64 /usr/local/bin/minikube

Verify the minikube version

$ minikube version
minikube version: v1.26.0
commit: f4b412861bb746be73053c9f6d2895f12cf78565

Step 3) Install Kubectl Utility

To interact with Kubernetes cluster, we need to install kubectl utility, run following curl command,

$ curl -LO`curl -s`/bin/linux/amd64/kubectl

Set the permissions on kubectl binary,

$ chmod +x kubectl

Move the binary to ‘/usr/local/bin

$  sudo mv kubectl /usr/local/bin/

View kubectl version,

$ kubectl version --short



Step 4) Start Minikube Cluster

Start minikube along with docker driver, run

$ minikube start --driver=docker



Perfect, above output confirms that minikube has been started successfully.

Execute following commands to view kubernetes cluster information,

$ kubectl cluster-info
$ kubectl get nodes
$ kubectl get pods -n kube-system

Output of above command,


Step 5) Test Kubernetes Installation

To test Kubernetes installation, we will deploy a sample application. Run beneath kubectl command,

$ kubectl create deployment sample-app

Expose the deployment with type NodePort,

$ kubectl expose deployment sample-app --type=NodePort --port=8080

Verify deployment status,

$ kubectl get deployment sample-app
$ kubectl get services sample-app



To access application, type following minikube command,

$ minikube service sample-app

It will open the application in the web browser automatically.


Great, above confirms that sample-app deployment is working fine. To access Kubernetes dashboard, run beneath minikube command,

$ minikube dashboard

It will automatically start Kubernetes dashboard in the web browser.


Step 6) Manage Minikube Cluster

To stop and start minikube cluster, run

$ minikube stop
$ minikube start

To delete the cluster, run

$ minikube delete --all

Increase memory limit of minikube, run

$ minikube config set memory 16384
$ minikube stop
$ minikube start

That’s all from this guide, I hope these steps help you to setup minikube cluster smoothly on your Fedora Linux. Your feedback and queries are most welcome.

Read Also: How to Install VirtualBox on Fedora 36

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