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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

Deploying a set of microservices

We will be deploying a set of microservices called a social network. The service is composed of two main service, users and friends. The users service stores all the users in its own data store. The friends service stores the user's friends. The events of adding a user/adding a friend are sent to a recommendation service backed by a graph database that is then used to query relationships between users. You can query the graph database with questions, such as give me the common friends of user X and user Y.

In the following section, you will do the following:

  • Use Helm to deploy a sample microservice-based application
  • Test the service by sending events and watch objects being created and updated

Deploying Helm