Here are the steps to set-up Pixie in a local K8s environment using minikube.
v1.10.0+ as described here: install kubectl
v1.3.1+ with as decribed here: install minikube
To run minikube, your mac will need a way to run a Linux VM. We recommend hyperkit as the most compatible and lightweight option: install hyperkit
minikube start --driver=<kvm2|hyperkit> --cni=flannel --cpus=4 --memory=8000 -p=<cluster-name>.
Linux users should use the
kvm2driver and Mac users should use the
hyperkit driver. Other drivers, including the
docker driver, are not supported.
The flannel CNI (
--cni=flannel) is required for minikube versions 1.16+.
CPU and memory requirements are set to accommodate the included demo application.
To deploy a specific K8s version supported by Pixie, also add the following flag
minikube dashboard or
kubectl get nodes to verify your cluster is up and running.
Once your cluster is up, follow the install steps to deploy Pixie.