Installing Docker Kubernetes

In the latest Edge release for MacOS, Docker have included a local kubernetes cluster that works a bit like Minikube - although in our experience it runs a bit better.

Download and install:

Make sure you get the EDGE client - as of the time of writing Kubernetes isn’t in the stable client.


Start up Docker for Mac. Find the icon in the top-right hand corner of the screen and open “Preferences”. Then navigate to “Advanced” and set the resources so your cluster has 2 processors and 4gb of RAM.

Advanced Tab Screenshot

Then enable Kubernetes

Kubernetes Tab Screenshot

Once it’s enabled you can switch your kubectl context via the docker menu, or run

kubectl config use-context docker-for-desktop

Last thing to do is create the standard storageclass used by Magda:

kubectl create -f deploy/kubernetes/docker-client-standard-storage.yaml