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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)

The road ahead

Kubernetes is a large open source project. Let's look at some of the planned features and upcoming releases, as well the various special interest groups that focus on specific areas.

Kubernetes releases and milestones

Kubernetes has fairly regular releases. The current release, as of April 2018, is 1.10. The next release, 1.11, is currently 33% complete. Here are a couple of issues from the 1.11 releases to give you a taste of the work being done:

  • Update to Go 1.10.1 and default etcd server to 3.2
  • Support out-of-tree authentication providers
  • Migrate kublet flags to
  • Add support of Azure Standard Load Balancer and public IP
  • Add kubectl api-resources command
  • Minor releases are released...