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Mastering Kubernetes - Fourth Edition

By : Gigi Sayfan
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Mastering Kubernetes - Fourth Edition

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By: Gigi Sayfan

Overview of this book

The fourth edition of the bestseller Mastering Kubernetes includes the most recent tools and code to enable you to learn the latest features of Kubernetes 1.25. This book contains a thorough exploration of complex concepts and best practices to help you master the skills of designing and deploying large-scale distributed systems on Kubernetes clusters. You’ll learn how to run complex stateless and stateful microservices on Kubernetes, including advanced features such as horizontal pod autoscaling, rolling updates, resource quotas, and persistent storage backends. In addition, you’ll understand how to utilize serverless computing and service meshes. Further, two new chapters have been added. “Governing Kubernetes” covers the problem of policy management, how admission control addresses it, and how policy engines provide a powerful governance solution. “Running Kubernetes in Production” shows you what it takes to run Kubernetes at scale across multiple cloud providers, multiple geographical regions, and multiple clusters, and it also explains how to handle topics such as upgrades, capacity planning, dealing with cloud provider limits/quotas, and cost management. By the end of this Kubernetes book, you’ll have a strong understanding of, and hands-on experience with, a wide range of Kubernetes capabilities.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Incorporating Istio into your Kubernetes cluster

In this section, we will install Istio in a fresh cluster and explore all the service goodness it provides.

Preparing a minikube cluster for Istio

We will use a minikube cluster for checking out Istio. Before installing Istio, we should make sure our cluster has enough capacity to handle Istio as well as its demo application, BookInfo. We will start minikube with 16 GB of memory and four CPUs, which should be adequate. Make sure the Docker VM you’re using (e.g., Rancher Desktop) has sufficient CPU and memory:

$ minikube start --memory=16384 --cpus=4

Minikube can provide a load balancer for Istio. Let’s run this command in a separate terminal as it will block (do not stop the tunnel until you are done):

$ minikube tunnel
  Tunnel successfully started
  NOTE: Please do not close this terminal as this process must stay alive for the tunnel to be accessible ...

Minikube sometimes doesn’t clean...