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 --cpus=4 --memory=6000 -p=<cluster-name>. To deploy a specific K8s version supported by Pixie, also add the following flag
Linux users: The
docker driver is not supported, so also add
--driver=kvm2 to the minikube start command.
Note: CPU and memory requirements are set to accommodate the included demo application.
minikube dashboard or
kubectl get nodes to verify your cluster is up and running.
Once your cluster is up, follow the quick-start guide to deploy Pixie.