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

Metrics reported by Kubernetes

Kubernetes has a dashboard add-on, which is really cool and shows many metrics in a consumable form. However, it is a serious security risk and requires complicated configuration to set up securely.

We won't be installing it, as you get the same benefit, without the hassle from Azure Kubernetes Monitoring itself. If you still want to do it, please see

We are going to list the metrics available by kubectl.

Node status and consumption

Run the following command to get information about the nodes on the cluster:

kubectl get nodes

The following lists their name, status, and age:

NAME                       STATUS    ROLES...