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kubectl: Command-Line Kubernetes in a Nutshell

By : Rimantas Mocevicius
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kubectl: Command-Line Kubernetes in a Nutshell

By: Rimantas Mocevicius

Overview of this book

The kubectl command line tool lets you control Kubernetes clusters to manage nodes in the cluster and perform all types of Kubernetes operations. This introductory guide will get you up to speed with kubectl in no time. The book is divided into four parts, touching base on the installation and providing a general overview of kubectl in the first part. The second part introduces you to managing Kubernetes clusters and working with nodes. In the third part, you’ll be taken through the different ways in which you can manage Kubernetes applications, covering how to create, update, delete, view, and debug applications. The last part of the book focuses on various Kubernetes plugins and commands. You’ll get to grips with using Kustomize and discover Helm, a Kubernetes package manager. In addition to this, you’ll explore how you can use equivalent Docker commands in kubectl. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to install and update an application on Kubernetes, view its logs, and inspect clusters effectively.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Started with kubectl
Section 2: Kubernetes Cluster and Node Management
Section 3: Application Management
Section 4: Extending kubectl


In this final chapter, we learned some kubectl best practices by examining how to use aliases to run various commands with kubectl, and then saw some equivalents for Docker commands in kubectl.

Using aliases shortens the time required for typing, and of course, aliases are easier to remember instead of some long commands.

Throughout this book, we have learned a lot of useful information, such as how to install kubectl; getting information about the cluster and nodes; installing, updating, and debugging an application; working with kubectl plugins; and also learned about Kustomize and Helm.

I hope the book will help you to master Kubernetes, kubectl, and Helm.