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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)

Separating internal and external services

Internal services are services that are accessed directly only by other services or jobs in the cluster (or administrators that log in and run ad hoc tools). In some cases, internal services are not accessed at all, and just perform their function and store their results in a persistent store that other services access in a decoupled way.

But some services need to be exposed to users or external programs. Let's look at a fake Hue service that manages a list of reminders for a user. It doesn't really do anything, but we'll use it to illustrate how to expose services. I pushed a dummy hue-reminders image (the same as hue-learn) to Docker Hub:

docker push g1g1/hue-reminders:v2.2  

Deploying an internal service