k9s VS minikube

Compare k9s vs minikube and see what are their differences.


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k9s minikube
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Posts with mentions or reviews of k9s. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-29.


Posts with mentions or reviews of minikube. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-29.
  • minikube network mask problem (?)
    1 project | reddit.com/r/kubernetes | 4 May 2022
    This exactly describes the issue when someone else had it, but it was closed with a solution that makes no sense i.e. "running minikube service" NodePort service access not working from outside the cluster with vmware · Issue #4006 · kubernetes/minikube (github.com)
  • Podman + minikube
    6 projects | dev.to | 29 Apr 2022
    Como mencionado nesta issue, os drivers do minikube devem executar em modo rootful. O principal risco de rodar o driver em modo root é a chance de ocorrer uma escalada de privilégios até o host. Para evitar este tipo de problema vamos recorrer a uma alternativa rootless: O usernetes
  • Getting Started with minikube
    2 projects | dev.to | 23 Apr 2022
    The minikube start told us to use the k8s.gcr.io/echoserver:1.4 to launch the hello-minikube application, but it'll fail on a Mac with m1 chip. See this issue for more details.
  • Golang- What and Why
    12 projects | dev.to | 31 Mar 2022
    Minikube - Run kubernetes locally
  • What are the key things developers need to know about Kubernetes?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/kubernetes | 16 Mar 2022
    Local development – you need to nail running Kubernetes on your local machine. Minikube is an open-source solution that can help you with that.
  • 7 essential Kubernetes GitHub Projects you should know about 🔥🚀
    11 projects | dev.to | 8 Mar 2022
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  • minikube and namespaces
    1 project | reddit.com/r/kubernetes | 9 Feb 2022
  • After Uninstalling Docker Desktop
    2 projects | dev.to | 1 Feb 2022
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>minikube start * minikube v1.25.1 on Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language 10.0.19043 Build 19043 * Using the hyperv driver based on existing profile * Starting control plane node minikube in cluster minikube * Creating hyperv VM (CPUs=2, Memory=2200MB, Disk=20000MB) ... ! StartHost failed, but will try again: creating host: create: precreate: Hyper-V PowerShell Module is not available * Creating hyperv VM (CPUs=2, Memory=2200MB, Disk=20000MB) ... * Failed to start hyperv VM. Running "minikube delete" may fix it: creating host: create: precreate: Hyper-V PowerShell Module is not available X Exiting due to PR_HYPERV_MODULE_NOT_INSTALLED: Failed to start host: creating host: create: precreate: Hyper-V PowerShell Module is not available * Suggestion: Run: 'Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V-Tools-All' * Documentation: https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/install-hyper-v-powershell-module/ * Related issue: https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/issues/9040
  • Development cluster with kind
    1 project | dev.to | 28 Jan 2022
    Minikube is great but is resource intensive. It has lots of customization options. One can choose between a VM and a Docker container for running a machine, choose from different container runtimes, and more. Advantages
  • multiple quay.io/ansible/awx-ee images
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/awx | 28 Jan 2022
    Yes, I agree on the minikube vs K3S split. The former is just really for experimentation, you cannot easily deploy an instance for production that way (it is possible though via the SSH driver but this is not well supported, cf for instance https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/issues/12634).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing k9s and minikube you can also consider the following projects:

lima - Linux virtual machines, typically on macOS, for running containerd

lens - Lens - The way the world runs Kubernetes

kind - Kubernetes IN Docker - local clusters for testing Kubernetes

kubespray - Deploy a Production Ready Kubernetes Cluster

popeye - 👀 A Kubernetes cluster resource sanitizer

stern - ⎈ Multi pod and container log tailing for Kubernetes

k3s - Lightweight Kubernetes

Nomad - Nomad is an easy-to-use, flexible, and performant workload orchestrator that can deploy a mix of microservice, batch, containerized, and non-containerized applications. Nomad is easy to operate and scale and has native Consul and Vault integrations.

k8s - How to deploy Portainer inside a Kubernetes environment.

tmux-thumbs - A lightning fast version of tmux-fingers written in Rust, copy/pasting tmux like vimium/vimperator

k3d - Little helper to run CNCF's k3s in Docker

containerd - An open and reliable container runtime