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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

Handling failure in AKS

Kubernetes is a distributed system with many hidden working parts. AKS abstracts all of it for us, but it is still our responsibility to know where to look and how to respond when bad things happen. Much of the failure handling is done automatically by Kubernetes – still, you will run into situations where manual intervention is required. The following is a list of the most common failure modes that require interaction. We will look into the following failure modes in depth in this section:

  • Node failures
  • Out-of-resource failure
  • Storage mount issues
  • Network issues
See Kubernetes the Hard Way (, an excellent tutorial, to get an idea about the blocks on which Kubernetes is built. For the Azure version, see Kubernetes the Hard Way Azure Translation (