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Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure

By : Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz
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Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure

By: Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz

Overview of this book

Microsoft is now one of the most significant contributors to Kubernetes open source projects. Kubernetes helps to create, configure, and manage a cluster of virtual machines that are preconfigured to run containerized applications. This book will be your guide to performing successful container orchestration and deployment of Kubernetes clusters on Azure. You will get started by learning how to deploy and manage highly scalable applications, along with understanding how to set up a production-ready Kubernetes cluster on Azure. As you advance, you will learn how to reduce the complexity and operational overheads of managing a Kubernetes cluster on Azure. By the end of this book, you will not only be capable of deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters on Azure with ease, but also have the knowledge of best practices for working with advanced AKS concepts for complex systems.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Section 1: The Basics
Section 2: Deploying on AKS
Section 3: Leveraging Advanced Azure PaaS Services in Combination with AKS


This chapter focused on working with the WordPress sample solution that leverages a MySQL database as a data store. We started by showing you how to set up the cluster to connect the MySQL database by installing the Open Service Broker for Azure and leveraging the RBAC-enabled Helm tool. We then showed you how to install a MySQL database and drastically minimize the attack surface by changing the default configuration to not allow public access to the database. Then, we discussed how to restore the database from a backup and how to leverage the audit logs for troubleshooting. Finally, we discussed how to configure the solution for DR, and so satisfy your organization's DR needs by using Azure SQL geo-replication.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to implement microservices on AKS, including by using Event Hubs for loosely-coupled integration between the applications...