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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

Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

Code in text: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "Create the .kube directory in your home directory."

A block of code is set as follows:

apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment
  name: postgresql
    app: postgresql

When we wish to draw your attention to a particular part of a code block, the relevant lines or items are set in bold:

  replicas: 1
      app: postgresql

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

$ kubectl version –client --short
Client Version: v1.18.1

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: "We assigned Labels and Annotations to the node, and there are no Roles or Taints set."

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