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Oracle VM VirtualBox: get Kubernetes cluster running in minutes!

Simon Coter
Senior Manager, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management

For who is interested to manually install Kubernetes from scratch.....you can easily follow the guide available here

For all the others, interested to get a Kubernetes cluster running in minutes and by just executing less than 10 commands, today, I'm going to share with you this great video where Jaap Romers, Principal Sales Consultant at Oracle, demonstrates how-to get a Kubernetes Cluster on Oracle Linux 7 running in minutes on your own laptop

It does not matter which OS you run on your machine....same steps apply to Microsoft Windows, Linux or MacOS.

Feel free to leave your comments and/or feedback here!

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Comments ( 7 )
  • Ben Thursday, September 6, 2018
    What does your .kube/config file look like?
  • Simon Friday, September 7, 2018
    Hi Ben,

    you can see the operations executed at this link:


    That said, all our ready-to-run Vagrant boxes are available at:



  • Alain Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    I'm getting the error below. Did I miss anything?

    Alains-Macbook-Pro:Kubernetes acampos$ VBoxManage list vms
    "Venus" {c1d32016-daab-42db-8c5c-7c237f186b05}
    "Kubernetes_master_1541569954984_84889" {10b07a23-31a7-411d-a5e1-415ad1439e63}
    "Kubernetes_worker1_1541570457943_64063" {6122d8b8-a74e-46fd-afd7-07a94238bebd}
    "Kubernetes_worker2_1541570842880_82766" {78be2b1a-0592-4352-8eac-03d18a885e9b}
    Alains-Macbook-Pro:Kubernetes acampos$
    Alains-Macbook-Pro:Kubernetes acampos$ kubectl get nodes
    Unable to connect to the server: dial tcp: lookup localhost: no such host
    Alains-Macbook-Pro:Kubernetes acampos$
  • Simon Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    Hi Alain,

    did you connect to the "master" node before executing the "get nodes" command ?
    That said, if the command has been executed within the master server, can you please post your issue on GitHub at https://github.com/oracle/vagrant-boxes ?

  • rajani Friday, April 26, 2019
    Nice Posting !! Thanks for sharing..
  • David G Monday, November 25, 2019
    Many thanks Jaap for this video. I can confirm it works! Really easy to configure. This is what I was looking for my K8 training.
  • ram Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    another half baked video for new learners. Not for experienced.

    Answer to @Ben: Yes (ssh to master node)

    Within the master guest (`vagrant ssh master`) you can check the status of the
    cluster (as the `vagrant` user). E.g.:
    - `kubectl cluster-info`
    - `kubectl get nodes`
    - `kubectl get pods --namespace=kube-system`

    vagrant-boxes/Kubernetes git has readme document.

    Thanks for the nice cluster @Simon very helpfull.
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