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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 Fission in the cloud

Now we have an idea of what is involved in launching and interacting with Fission when it is running locally, let's look at launching Kubernetes in the cloud and then configuring Fission to run there.

For the remainder of this section, I will be only providing instructions for macOS High Sierra and Ubuntu 17.04 hosts as this these have a greater level of compatibility with the commands we will be running.

Launching the Kubernetes cluster

I am going to be launching my Kubernetes in Google Cloud using the following command:

$ gcloud container clusters create kube-cluster

The output of the preceding command can be seen in the following screenshot:

Once launched, which should take about...