podman-machine-start - Man Page

Start a virtual machine

Synopsis

podman machine start [name]

Description

Starts a virtual machine for Podman.

Podman on macOS requires a virtual machine. This is because containers are Linux - containers do not run on any other OS because containers' core functionality are tied to the Linux kernel.

Only one Podman managed VM can be active at a time. If a VM is already running, podman machine start will return an error.

podman machine start starts a Linux virtual machine where containers are run.

Options

--help

Print usage statement.

Examples

$ podman machine start myvm

See Also

podman-machine (1)

History

March 2021, Originally compiled by Ashley Cui acui@redhat.com ⟨mailto:acui@redhat.com⟩

Referenced By

podman-machine(1).

The man page docker-machine-start(1) is an alias of podman-machine-start(1).