Tag Archives: minishift

minishift openshift and dockerhub docker images

minishift openshift should be able to import dockerhub images but most of them are not minishift openshift compatible or broken 😦

image hello-world runs as the root user which might not be permitted by your cluster administrator

however there is one that does seem to work and that is the openshift swagger-ui-site


virtualbox minishift openshift origin dev env

if you have virtualbox (or hyper-v) you can download minishift and create a local openshift origin demo or dev environment

to avoid the Hyper-V error you will need to run minishift with the –vm-driver switch

C:\Progs\minishift-1.5.0-windows-amd64>minishift start
-- Installing default add-ons ... OK
-- Checking if Hyper-V driver is configured ... FAIL
 Hyper-V virtual switch is not set


C:\Progs\minishift-1.5.0-windows-amd64>minishift start --vm-driver virtualbox
-- Starting local OpenShift cluster using 'virtualbox' hypervisor ...
-- Minishift VM will be configured with ...
 Memory: 2 GB
 vCPUs : 2
 Disk size: 20 GB

once you have minishift openshift running locally you should be able to access its  webconsole at

and you may want to download the openshift command line tools so you can use those locally too

once you are happy minishift openshift is running locally you may like to create a project using the demo national parks container

  • openshiftroadshow/parksmap-katacoda:1.0.0

and the demo national parks python app

you should then see something like this