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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introducing and Installing kubectl, provides a brief overview of kubectl and how to install and set it up.

Chapter 2, Getting Information about a Cluster, teaches the reader how to get info about a cluster and the available API list.

Chapter 3, Working with Nodes, teaches the reader how to get info about the cluster nodes.

Chapter 4, Creating and Deploying Applications, explains how to create and install Kubernetes applications.

Chapter 5, Updating and Deleting Applications, explains how to update Kubernetes applications.

Chapter 6, Debugging an Application, explains how to view application logs, exec to container

Chapter 7, Working with kubectl Plugins, explains how to install kubectl plugins.

Chapter 8, Introducing Kustomize for kubectl, discusses Kustomize.

Chapter 9, Introducing Helm for Kubernetes, discusses Helm, the Kubernetes package manager.

Chapter 10, kubectl Best Practices and Docker Commands, covers kubectl best practices and Docker equivalents in kubectl.