I have Mac Book Pro running macOS High Sierra (10.13.5). I want to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine so that I can ultimately run it as a Kubernetes node.

I realise I could use a Type-2 / Hosted Hypervisor such as Virtual Box to do this. I was just wondering if there was a Type-1 / Native one I could use for OS X? In other words what is the Hyper-V equivalent for OS X? And is this possible or do I just use Virtual Box and be done with it?

  • If you need to run only one application with Ubuntu, I recommend using Docker. – pixelomer Jul 19 '18 at 12:34
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    See this related answer: apple.stackexchange.com/a/259376/119271 Personally, I would go with VirtualBox. – Allan Jul 19 '18 at 12:41
  • @pixelomer I plan to run the Ubuntu VM as a kubernetes node into an already running cluster. So yes Docker is part of the solution but largely I want to eke out as much k8s performance from inside the VM. – TheEdge Jul 20 '18 at 5:41
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    There are two types of hypervisor, but there's no clear distinction. Try xhyve it is used to run linux for docker on Mac. – Igor Voltaic Jan 27 at 17:36

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