Book Image

Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure

By : Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz
Book Image

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


We started this chapter by covering microservices, their benefits and their trade-offs. Following this, we went on to deploy a set of microservices called social network, where we used Helm to deploy a sample microservice-based application. We were able to test the service by sending events and watching objects being created and updated. Finally, we covered the storing of events in Azure Event Hub using Kafka support, and we were able to gather the required details to connect our microservice-based application and modify the Helm chart. The next chapter will cover cluster and port security using secret objects provided by Kubernetes.