Quick Start with Codespaces

Use Minikube in GitHub Codespace to setup your development environment for Meshery.


  1. Install the Meshery command line client, mesheryctl.

Available Deployment Methods

In-cluster Installation

Follow the steps below to install Meshery in your Minikube cluster.

Preflight Checks

Read through the following considerations prior to deploying Meshery on Minikube.

Preflight: Cluster Connectivity

You can develop and run Meshery in a GitHub Codespace using your choice of tool:

  • A command shell, via an SSH connection initiated using GitHub CLI.
  • One of the JetBrains IDEs, via the JetBrains Gateway.
  • The Visual Studio Code desktop application.
  • A browser-based version of Visual Studio Code.

Choice of Codespace Tool

For the best experience, run Codespace in your locally installed IDE. Alternatively, you can
Open in GitHub Codespaces

Start the minikube, if not started using the following command:

minikube start --cpus 4 --memory 4096

Please allocate cpus based on the machine you selected in the Github codespaces and to check up on your minikube cluster :

minikube status

Verify your kubeconfig’s current context.

kubectl cluster-info

Installation: Using mesheryctl

Use Meshery’s CLI to streamline your connection to your Minikube cluster. Configure Meshery to connect to your Minikube cluster by executing:

$ mesheryctl system config minikube

Once configured, execute the following command to start Meshery.

$ mesheryctl system start

If you encounter any authentication issues, you can use mesheryctl system login. For more information, click here to learn more.

Installation: Using Helm

For detailed instructions on installing Meshery using Helm V3, please refer to the Helm Installation guide.

Installation: Manual Steps

You may also manually generate and load the kubeconfig file for Meshery to use:

The following configuration yaml will be used by Meshery. Copy and paste the following in your config file :

apiVersion: v1 clusters: - cluster: certificate-authority-data: < cert shortcutted > server: name: minikube contexts: - context: cluster: minikube user: minikube name: minikube current-context: minikube kind: Config preferences: {} users: - name: minikube user: client-certificate-data: < cert shortcutted > client-key-data: < key shortcutted >

Note: Make sure current-context is set to minikube.

To allow Meshery to auto detect your config file, Run :

kubectl config view --minify --flatten > config_minikube.yaml

Meshery should now be connected with your managed Kubernetes instance. Take a look at the Meshery guides for advanced usage tips.

Post-Installation Steps

Otionally, you can verify the health of your Meshery deployment, using mesheryctl system check.

You’re ready to use Meshery! Open your browser and navigate to the Meshery UI.

Accessing Meshery UI

After successfully deploying Meshery, you can access Meshery’s web-based user interface. Your default browser will be automatically opened and directed to Meshery UI (default location is http://localhost:9081).

If you are unable to access Meshery UI, you can use the following command to open Meshery UI in your default browser:

mesheryctl system dashboard

If you have installed Meshery on Kubernetes or a remote host, you can access Meshery UI by exposing it as a Kubernetes service or by port forwarding to Meshery UI.

mesheryctl system dashboard --port-forward

Alternatively, you can use kubectl to port forward to Meshery UI. Example

kubectl port-forward svc/meshery 9081:9081 --namespace meshery

Log into the Provider of your choice.

For further information to access meshery-ui/port-forwarding in Github Codespace, read the docs

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