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

The helm way of installing complex applications

As you went along the previous sections, you might have thought, This is pretty repetitive and boring. I wonder if there is a way to package everything and run it in one shot. That is a valid question, and a need when deploying complex applications in production. Helm charts is becoming the de-facto standard for packaging applications.

We are going to up the game by installing a complex WordPress site complete with persistence storage. We are going to do so with just one command (not counting the helm init command).

The helm init command

On your cloud shell, type the following:

helm init

After a couple of minutes, helm should be ready.