Kubeflow on Linux

Install Kubeflow on Linux

For Linux systems you have options for servers (physical or virtual) and desktops. The server options apply to the desktop as well.

Linux server

For Linux servers you can install Kubeflow natively. This is perfect for Linux hosts and virtual machines, such as VMs in OpenStack, VMware or public clouds like GCP, AWS and Azure.


MicroK8s runs natively on most Linux distributions.

Follow the installation guide for Kubeflow with MicroK8s to set up MicroK8s and enable Kubeflow.

Linux desktop

Kubeflow appliance

A Kubeflow appliance is a virtual machine that has Kubeflow already installed. Once the necessary supporting software is installed no further installation steps are required.


MiniKF is a predefined virtual machine that installs onto VirtualBox through Vagrant. The only following applications are required to use MiniKF:

The full set of instructions are available on the MiniKF getting started page.

Linux appliance

A Linux appliance is a virtual machine that holds the linux operating system. From there you have complete choice over Kubernetes and Kubeflow, which offers the greatest degree of flexibility. You only need to install a single application to follow this path:

The instructions on Multipass and MicroK8s getting started page will complete this path.

Kubernetes appliance

A Kubernetes appliance is a virtual machine that has a Kubernetes cluster already installed. After starting the virtual machine, you need to install Kubeflow. This option gives you full control over your Kubeflow setup.

Follow the instructions on deploying with MiniKube on Linux to complete this path.