Minikube on Windows using VMWare Workstation

AirwaveTech
Sep 16, 2019 · 1 min read

If you are running VMWare Workstation 15 and want to run minikube, just follow these easy instructions.

First, you need some additional software from VMWare.

https://github.com/machine-drivers/docker-machine-driver-vmware/releases/latest

Download the .exe file for Windows and rename the file to docker-machine-driver-vmware.exe and place it somewhere in your path. I picked C:\Windows\System32 but anywhere that’s set up in your ENV should be fine.

In an administrator run command prompt:

minikube start --memory=4096 --cpus=4 --vm-driver vmware

You might not see your new minikube VM inside your VMWare Workstation Console. Just scan for VM Images starting a C:\ and it will show up.

Note

If things get stuck, you might have to disable Hyper-V and reboot. If you do this, things like Docker for Desktop on Windows will stop working. That’s okay.

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

Reboot, delete your minikube instance and try again

minikube delete
minikube start --memory=4096 --cpus=4 --vm-driver vmware

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