Minikube

Minikube is a tool that quickly sets up a local Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows. It’s a great solution for trying out Pachyderm locally.

Before You Start

Kubernetes & Openshift Version Support
  • Kubernetes: Pachyderm supports the three most recent minor release versions of Kubernetes. If your Kubernetes version is not among these, it is End of Life (EOL) and unsupported. This ensures Pachyderm users access to the latest Kubernetes features and bug fixes.
  • Openshift: Pachyderm is compatible with OpenShift versions within the “Full Support” window.

1. Install Docker

brew install docker

See the official Docker getting started guide for the most up-to-date installation steps.

2. Install & Start Minikube

Install

brew install minikube

See the official Minikube getting started guide for the most up-to-date installation steps.

Start

  1. Launch Docker Desktop.
  2. Start Minikube:
minikube start

3. Install Pachctl CLI

4. Install & Configure Helm

  1. Install Helm:

    brew install helm
  2. Add the Pachyderm repo to Helm:

    helm repo add pachyderm https://helm.pachyderm.com  
    helm repo update  
  3. Install Pachyderm:

This may take several minutes to complete.

5. Verify Installation

  1. Run the following command in a new terminal to check the status of your pods:
    kubectl get po -A
    NAMESPACE              NAME                                         READY   STATUS    RESTARTS        AGE
    default                console-6b9bb8766d-f2gm4                     1/1     Running   0             41m
    default                etcd-0                                       1/1     Running   0             41m
    default                pachd-76896d6b5d-kmfvw                       1/1     Running   0             41m
    default                pachd-loki-0                                 1/1     Running   0             41m
    default                pachd-promtail-rm5ss                         1/1     Running   0             41m
    default                pachyderm-kube-event-tail-b9b554fb6-dpcsr    1/1     Running   0             41m
    default                pg-bouncer-5c9494c678-z57qh                  1/1     Running   0             41m
    default                postgres-0                                   1/1     Running   0             41m
    kube-system            coredns-6d4b75cb6d-jnl5f                     1/1     Running   3 (42m ago)   97d
    kube-system            etcd-minikube                                1/1     Running   4 (42m ago)   97d
    kube-system            kube-apiserver-minikube                      1/1     Running   3 (42m ago)   97d
    kube-system            kube-controller-manager-minikube             1/1     Running   4 (42m ago)   97d
    kube-system            kube-proxy-bngzv                             1/1     Running   3 (42m ago)   97d
    kube-system            kube-scheduler-minikube                      1/1     Running   3 (42m ago)   97d
    kube-system            storage-provisioner                          1/1     Running   5 (42m ago)   97d
    kubernetes-dashboard   dashboard-metrics-scraper-78dbd9dbf5-swttf   1/1     Running   3 (42m ago)   97d
    kubernetes-dashboard   kubernetes-dashboard-5fd5574d9f-c7ptx        1/1     Running   4 (42m ago)   97d
  2. Re-run this command after a few minutes if pachd is not ready.

6. Connect to Cluster

  1. Run minikube tunnel to start a tunnel.
  2. In a separate terminal, get the external IP address of the pachyderm-proxy service:
    kubectl get all
    service/pachyderm-proxy             LoadBalancer   10.110.148.228   127.0.0.1     80:32024/TCP   
  3. Run the following command to connect to your cluster:
pachctl connect 127.0.0.1:80 

Optionally open your browser and navigate to the Console UI.

Tip

You can check your Pachyderm version and connection to pachd at any time with the following command:

pachctl version
COMPONENT           VERSION  
pachctl             2.10.4  
pachd               2.10.4