Follow these instructions to prepare minikube for Istio installation with sufficient resources to run Istio and some basic applications.
Administrative privileges are required to run minikube.
If you’re not using the default driver, set your minikube hypervisor driver.
For example, if you installed the KVM hypervisor, set the
driverwithin the minikube configuration using the following command:
$ minikube config set driver kvm2
Start minikube with 16384
MBof memory and 4
CPUs. This example uses Kubernetes version 1.20.2. You can change the version to any Kubernetes version supported by Istio by altering the
$ minikube start --memory=16384 --cpus=4 --kubernetes-version=v1.20.2
Depending on the hypervisor you use and the platform on which the hypervisor is run, minimum memory requirements vary. 16384
MBis sufficent to run Istio and bookinfo.
(Optional, recommended) If you want minikube to provide a load balancer for use by Istio, you can use the minikube tunnel feature. Run this command in a different terminal, because the minikube tunnel feature will block your terminal to output diagnostic information about the network:
$ minikube tunnel