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The DevOps 2.3 Toolkit

By : Viktor Farcic
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The DevOps 2.3 Toolkit

By: Viktor Farcic

Overview of this book

Building on The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit, The DevOps 2.1 Toolkit: Docker Swarm, and The DevOps 2.2 Toolkit: Self-Sufficient Docker Clusters, Viktor Farcic brings his latest exploration of the DevOps Toolkit as he takes you on a journey to explore the features of Kubernetes. The DevOps 2.3 Toolkit: Kubernetes is a book in the series that helps you build a full DevOps Toolkit. This book in the series looks at Kubernetes, the tool designed to, among other roles, make it easier in the creation and deployment of highly available and fault-tolerant applications at scale, with zero downtime. Within this book, Viktor will cover a wide range of emerging topics, including what exactly Kubernetes is, how to use both first and third-party add-ons for projects, and how to get the skills to be able to call yourself a “Kubernetes ninja.” Work with Viktor and dive into the creation and exploration of Kubernetes with a series of hands-on guides.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Preparing for the cluster setup

We'll continue using the specifications from the vfarcic/k8s-specs repository, so the first thing we'll do is to go inside the directory where we cloned it, and pull the latest version.

All the commands from this chapter are available in the ( Gist.
cd k8s-specs
git pull 

I will assume that you already have an AWS account. If that's not the case, please head over to Amazon Web Services ( and sign-up.

If you are already proficient with AWS, you might want to skim through the text that follows and only execute the commands.

The first thing we should do is get the AWS credentials.

Please open Amazon EC2 Console (, click on your name from the top-right menu and select My Security Credentials...