Minishift is a tool that helps you run OpenShift locally by launching a single-node OpenShift cluster inside a virtual machine. With Minishift you can try out OpenShift or develop with it, day-to-day, on your local machine.

You can run Minishift on Windows, macOS, and GNU/Linux operating systems. Minishift uses libmachine for provisioning virtual machines, and OpenShift Origin for running the cluster.

Get Started

Minishift requires a hypervisor to run the virtual machine containing OpenShift. Depending on your host operating system, you have the choice of the following hypervisors:

To download the latest Minishift release and view release notes, visit the Minishift releases page.

For detailed installation instructions, see the installation document.



Get the latest Minishift binaries and view release notes on the Minishift releases page.


Want to learn how to use, troubleshoot, and develop Minishift? Check out the available documentation.


Minishift is an open-source project forked from Minikube, and we welcome contributions! Get in touch with Minishift developers at the #minishift channel on IRC (freenode). You can also sign up to our mailing list to receive development updates, ask questions, suggest ideas and talk to the Minishift community.