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Mastering Kubernetes - Second Edition

By : Gigi Sayfan
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Mastering Kubernetes - Second Edition

By: Gigi Sayfan

Overview of this book

Kubernetes is an open source system that is used to automate the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. If you are running more containers or want automated management of your containers, you need Kubernetes at your disposal. To put things into perspective, Mastering Kubernetes walks you through the advanced management of Kubernetes clusters. To start with, you will learn the fundamentals of both Kubernetes architecture and Kubernetes design in detail. You will discover how to run complex stateful microservices on Kubernetes including advanced features such as horizontal pod autoscaling, rolling updates, resource quotas, and persistent storage backend. Using real-world use cases, you will explore the options for network configuration, and understand how to set up, operate, and troubleshoot various Kubernetes networking plugins. In addition to this, you will get to grips with custom resource development and utilization in automation and maintenance workflows. To scale up your knowledge of Kubernetes, you will encounter some additional concepts based on the Kubernetes 1.10 release, such as Promethus, Role-based access control, API aggregation, and more. By the end of this book, you’ll know everything you need to graduate from intermediate to advanced level of understanding Kubernetes.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Customizing Kubernetes – API and Plugins

In this chapter, we will dig deep into the guts of Kubernetes. We will start with the Kubernetes API and learn how to work with Kubernetes programmatically via direct access to the API, the Python client, and then we will automate Kubectl. Then, we'll look into extending the Kubernetes API with custom resources. The last part is all about the various plugins Kubernetes supports. Many aspects of the Kubernetes operation are modular and designed for extension. We will examine several types of plugins, such as custom schedulers, authorization, admission control, custom metrics, and volumes. Finally, we'll look into extending Kubectl and adding your own commands.

The topics we cover are as follows:

  • Working with the Kubernetes API
  • Extending the Kubernetes API
  • Writing Kubernetes and Kubectl plugins
  • Writing webhooks