You want to create the migration repository.
You know the migration repository holds a list of all your database migrations. Since you're ready to create some migrations you want to start by creating the repository.
php artisan migrate:install command.
$ php artisan migrate:install
You don't really need to do this.
Laravel automatically creates the migration repository as needed. But if you want to check that it's created correctly, which is a good test that your database is configured right, then use the command.