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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

Monitoring the AKS Cluster and the Application

In this chapter, you will learn how to monitor your cluster and the applications running on it. We will also show the use of the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) agent and the integration with Azure Portal, as well as set up alerts for critical events on the AKS cluster. You will be proactive in monitoring your cluster and the applications running on it, and you will be a hero for being able to proactively prevent errors from happening (launching more nodes when the cluster is CPU-constrained, for example) and for quickly resolving issues when they do happen.

In brief, the following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • The kubectl commands for monitoring applications
  • Debugging applications
  • Review metrics reported by Kubernetes
  • Review metrics from OMS