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Vinoth Mohan
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Setting up Minikube in EC2 - The Easy Way

Minikube is a tool that lets you run a single-node Kubernetes cluster on your personal computer or in EC2 instance so that you can try out Kubernetes.

Step 1 : Launch an EC2 Instance using the following configuration.

  • AMI : Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS (HVM), (64-bit x86)
  • Instance Type : t2.medium
  • Configure Instance Details :
    • In this section scroll to the bottom, there you will find user data field, Copy this script and paste it in that field
#!bin/bash
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y
sudo hostnamectl set-hostname minikube
sudo apt-get install -y apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl
sudo apt-get update -y &&  sudo apt-get install -y docker.io
curl -LO https://storage.googleapis.com/minikube/releases/latest/minikube-linux-amd64
sudo install minikube-linux-amd64 /usr/local/bin/minikube
snap install kubectl --classic
sudo apt install conntrack -y
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  • Add Storage : 10GiB
  • Add Tags :
    • Key : Name
    • Value : minikube
  • Security Group : Create a New Security Group
    • Type : All Traffic
    • Source : My IP (or) Leave it as 0.0.0.0/0
  • Review and Launch : Select or Create a new key pair
    • Launch

Step 2 : SSH into your EC2 instance

$ ssh -i [keypair] ubuntu@[Instance Public IP]
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Step 3 : Verify

As we already bootstrapped the all necessary installation, Only thing that we need to do is to verify the installed Minikube by checking the version.

$ minikube version
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Step 4 : Start running Minikube

  • Become a root user
$ sudo -i
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  • Start the minikube
$ minikube start --vm-driver=none
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  • Check Status
$ minikube status
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Thats it!!! Minikube is now running your EC2 instance !.
You can play with kubernetes using this single node kubernetes cluster.

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