• Connect via ssh to a minikube node

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    minikube ssh connect node

    minikube is a great tool for testing: For some activities we might need to access via ssh to the kubernetes nodes, minikube even provides a command to do it so we don't even have to break a sweat


  • Run multiple multiple clusters with minikube

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    minikube multiple clusters profile

    Whenever we need to test something on a Kubernetes clusters one of the easier (and cheaper) option is test it out using minikube. However, how do we test a feature that require multiple clusters?


  • List all the images a minikube is using

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    minikube images

    Running applications on minikube is a great test bed, but it can get messy pretty easily. That's specially true if there are several people messing with it.

    It might be useful to retrieve all the images we are using to run the services. For this we can either describe all the Pods on all the Namespaces or check that the minikube image ls command


  • How to mount a host directory on minikube

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    minikube mount host directory

    To be able to test Kubernetes applications, minikube is a great tool: You can create an ephemeral Kubernetes cluster to test whatever is needed and delete it as easily as it was created. Futhermore, since it can use your computer's resources you won't get billed as you would if you'd choose to use a cloud provider.

    Another advantage is that we can make available local directories to the cluster using minikube mount


  • minikube: Get the URL to use for a given NodePort

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    minikube NodePort URL service

    To avoid having to create an Ingress it is quite handy to use NodePort for testing purposes. But how do we get the URL we can use to connect to a NodePort on a minikube cluster? minikube uses it's own networking layer so it is not as obvious a looking for listening ports using netstat



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