You get the following error when trying to start minikube:
Error setting up kubeconfig: writing kubeconfig: Error writing file : open : no such file or directory
Unset the KUBECONFIG variable like:
You want to use the kubectl to get your cluster information but you are getting the following error message
$ kubectl cluster-info
To further debug and diagnose cluster problems, use 'kubectl cluster-info dump'.
The connection to the server localhost:8080 was refused - did you specify the right host or port?
That could happen if you have already setup kubectl before or have used a different environment.
So you will need to first unset the environment variable KUBECONFIG with:
$ unset KUBECONFIG
and then use the gcloud client to set your environment again:
$ gcloud container clusters get-credentials your_cluster_name --zone europe-west2-a --project your_project_name
So after this you should be able to use kubectl to get the cluster information
kubeconfig entry generated for your_cluster_name. $ kubectl cluster-info Kubernetes master is running at https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx GLBCDefaultBackend is running at https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/services/default-http-backend:http/proxy Heapster is running at https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/services/heapster/proxy KubeDNS is running at https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/services/kube-dns:dns/proxy Metrics-server is running at https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/services/https:metrics-server:/proxy