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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


This was a chapter with tons of information. Our goal was to show how to scale deployments with Kubernetes by not only showing you how to create multiple instances of the software, but also how to debug problems that you might run into.

We started the chapter off by looking at how to define the use of a load balancer and leverage the replica creation feature in Kubernetes to achieve scalability. With this type of scalability, we also achieve failover by using load balancer and multiple instances of the software for stateless applications.

After that, we showed you how to troubleshoot simple problems you might run into, and how to use persistent storage to avoid data loss if a node goes down or needs to be rebooted.

In the next chapter, we will look at how to set up Ingress services and certificate managers to interface with LetsEncrypt.