In the previous chapter, we learned what Kubernetes is all about, how it is designed, what concepts it supports, how to use its runtime engines, and how it fits within the CI/CD pipeline.
Creating a Kubernetes cluster is a non-trivial task. There are many options and tools to select from, and there are many factors to consider. In this chapter, we'll roll up our sleeves and build some Kubernetes clusters. We will also discuss and evaluate tools such as Minikube, kubeadm, kube-spray, bootkube, and stackube. We will also look into deployment environments, such as local, cloud, and bare metal. The topics we will cover are as follows:
- Creating a single-node cluster with Minikube
- Creating a multi-node cluster using kubeadm
- Creating clusters in the cloud
- Creating bare-metal clusters from scratch
- Reviewing other options for creating Kubernetes clusters...