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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)
Free Chapter
Section 1: The Basics
Section 2: Deploying on AKS
Section 3: Leveraging Advanced Azure PaaS Services in Combination with AKS

Using Azure Event Hubs

Running Kafka locally is OK for demo purposes, but not suitable for production use. The same reasons why you wouldn't want to run your own database server are why you would avoid running and maintaining your own Kafka instance. Azure Event Hub has added support for the Kafka protocol, so with minor modifications, we can update our application from using local Kafka instance to the scalable Azure Event Hub instance.

In the following sections, we will do the following:

  • Create the Azure Event Hub via the portal and gather the required details to connect our microservice-based application.
  • Modify the Helm chart to use the newly created Azure Event Hub.

Creating the Azure Event Hub

Perform the following...