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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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Creating Kubernetes Clusters

In the previous chapter, we learned what Kubernetes is all about, how it is designed, what concepts it supports, its architecture, and the various container runtimes it supports.

Creating a Kubernetes cluster from scratch is a non-trivial task. There are many options and tools to select from. There are many factors to consider. In this chapter, we will roll our sleeves up and build some Kubernetes clusters using Minikube, KinD, and k3d. We will discuss and evaluate other tools such as Kubeadm and Kubespray. We will also look into deployment environments such as local, cloud, and bare metal. The topics we will cover are as follows:

  • Getting ready for your first cluster
  • Creating a single-node cluster with Minikube
  • Creating a multi-node cluster with KinD
  • Creating a multi-node cluster using k3d
  • Creating clusters in the cloud
  • Creating bare-metal clusters from scratch
  • Reviewing other options for creating Kubernetes clusters

At the end of this chapter, you will have a solid understanding of the various options to create Kubernetes clusters and knowledge of the best-of-breed tools to support the creation of Kubernetes clusters, and you will also build several clusters, both single-node and multi-node.