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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

Cluster resources list

Another handy list is the resources list, which shows the available resources, their short names (to use with kubectl), the API group a resource belongs to, whether a resource is namespaced or not, and the KIND type.

To get the resources list, run the following command:

$ kubectl api-resources

The preceding command gives us the following list of resources:

Figure 2.3 – List of resources

As the list is quite long, we are only showing part of it in the preceding screenshot.

Getting a list of resources will help you to run kubectl commands using short resource names and to know which API group a resource belongs to.