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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


We started the chapter by showing how to use the kubectl events to monitor the application. Then we showed how powerful the created logs are to debug the application. The logs contain all the information that is written to stdout and stderr. We also touched on the Kuberenetes dashboards and showed you how to use the Kubernetes metrics for the operational monitoring of your deployments. Lastly, we explained the use of OMS to show the AKS metrics and environment variables, as well as logs with log filtering. You now have the skills to set alerts on any metric that you would like to be notified of by leveraging Azure Insights. You also learned how to debug application and cluster issues through the use of kubectl and OMS monitoring.

In the next chapter, we will learn how to secure an AKS cluster with role-based security, leveraging Azure Active Directory as an authentication...