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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

Scaling Your Application to Thousands of Deployments

In this chapter, we will show you how to scale the sample application that we introduced in Chapter 2, Kubernetes on Azure (AKS), using kubectl. We will introduce different failures to demonstrate the power of Kubernetes' declarative engine. The goal is to make you comfortable with kubectl, which is an important tool for managing AKS. In addition, in this chapter you will get a brief introduction to how network traffic is routed to different pods running on different nodes, and how it will help you to diagnose network problems in production.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Scaling your application
  • Handling failure in AKS
  • Upgrading your application