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Kubernetes for Serverless Applications

By : Russ McKendrick
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Kubernetes for Serverless Applications

By: Russ McKendrick

Overview of this book

Kubernetes has established itself as the standard platform for container management, orchestration, and deployment. It has been adopted by companies such as Google, its original developers, and Microsoft as an integral part of their public cloud platforms, so that you can develop for Kubernetes and not worry about being locked into a single vendor. This book will initially start by introducing serverless functions. Then you will configure tools such as Minikube to run Kubernetes. Once you are up-and-running, you will install and configure Kubeless, your first step towards running Function as a Service (FaaS) on Kubernetes. Then you will gradually move towards running Fission, a framework used for managing serverless functions on Kubernetes environments. Towards the end of the book, you will also work with Kubernetes functions on public and private clouds. By the end of this book, we will have mastered using Function as a Service on Kubernetes environments.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Hello world

Now we have our single node Kubernetes cluster up and running, using Minikube we can look at launching a service. We will start off using the dashboard before moving on to the command-line client.

The dashboard

Each installation of Minikube comes with a web-based dashboard. This can be accessed by running minikube dashboard, which immediately opens the dashboard in your default browser:

Clicking on the + CREATE button, which can be found on the top-left of the page, will take you to a form that will let you deploy a containerized application.

On the Deploy a Containerized App page, you will find several options. Keeping the Specify app details below option enabled, fill them in as follows:

  • App name: dashboard...