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Creating a local Minikube-powered Kubernetes cluster

You can create multiple local Minikube-powered Kubernetes clusters.



  1. Go to Settings > Resources

  2. In the Minikube tile, click on the Create new ... button.

  3. Choose your options, and click the Create button.

    The defaults are:

    • Name: minikube
    • Driver: podman
    • Container runtime: cri-o
  4. (Optionally) Click the Show logs button to display the logs.

  5. After successful creation, click on the Go back to resources button


  1. In Settings > Resources, in the Minikube tile, your <minikube> instance is running.
  2. In the Podman Desktop tray, open the Kubernetes menu, you can set the context to your Minikube cluster: minikube.