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Kubernetes for Serverless Applications

By : Russ McKendrick
Book Image

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)

Running Apache OpenWhisk locally

We are going to be looking at running Apache OpenWhisk locally first. We will do this by using a combination of VirtualBox, which we installed in Chapter 3, Installing Kubernetes Locally, and Vagrant.

Installing Vagrant

Before we launch our local Apache OpenWhisk server we need to install Vagrant, which is developed by HashiCorp. The best way I can describe Vagrant is as an open source, virtual machine manager, where your machine configuration is written using an easy-to-follow text configuration file.

Installing Vagrant is quite simple. On macOS 10.13 High Sierra we can use Homebrew and Cask:

$ brew cask install vagrant

If you are running Windows 10 Professional you can use Chocolatey and...