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Hervé Beraud

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Python Senior Software Engineer
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Getting Started with Minishift - Personal notes

Autored by Hervé Beraud on 1 December 2022

Personal notes to setup my minishift environment


The goal of this post is to compile a simple recipe to setup quickly a minishift environment. I take my note during my first deployment.

Notice that this post is mostly a personal reminder and a way to store/backup my used commands.

The context

I ran the following commands on my hypervisor through a ssh connection made from my laptop.

Get minishift

Get the latest version of minishift (1.34.3 at the time I wrote these lines)

# wget
# tar xfvz minishift-1.34.3-linux-amd64.tgz
# ln -s /root/minishift-1.34.3-linux-amd64/minishift /usr/local/bin/minishift

Start Minishift

Start your minishift instance by passing as the registry to use.

The goal is to avoid the docker registry limitation. For further details please see this github issue

# minishift start --docker-opt ""

Once your env is fully deployed minishift display this message:

Server Information ...
OpenShift server started.
The server is accessible via web console at:


You can access the openshift console by requesting

Access openshift console locally

As I settled my openshift env on a dedicated hypervisor I have to forward my http requests to access my openshift console.

ssh -L 8443: my-hypervisor

All the requests to will be forwarded to my hypervisor and especially to

That’s all, thanks for your reading.