Red Hat OpenShift is an open source container application platform based on the Kubernetes container orchestrator for enterprise application development and deployment.

To use OpenShift natively is not easy and it comes with a cost, but that doesn't have to stop you from learning. The free version of OpenShift or the OKD can be ran on MiniShift.

Below are the steps curated for Mac users alone.


Installation Steps

  • Install minishift in Mac
brew install –cask minishift
  • Start MiniShift in Virtual Box
minishift start --vm-driver virtualbox

This will take some time, it eventually provisions a new instance in VirtualBox named MiniShift.

Once MiniShift is started follow the below steps.

  • To access oc commands from the terminal, issue the below command in terminal.
minishift oc-env
eval $(minishift oc-env)

You are now good to go, MiniShift is a developer version of OpenShift.

It will come up with two users.

  1. developer
  2. admin

Both of them doesn’t have any password. You will be able to login with any random password.

Hope you were able to install it properly, please do reach out in comments if you need any further help. If you enjoyed the installation, a clap 👏 will be wonderful.

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