NAME

podman-machine-start - 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(1), podman-machine(1)

HISTORY

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