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The KCNA Book

By : Nigel Poulton
Book Image

The KCNA Book

By: Nigel Poulton

Overview of this book

There is a huge benefit in building small, specialized, single-purpose apps that can self-heal, auto scale, and update regularly without needing downtime. Kubernetes and cloud-native technologies come in handy in building such apps. Possessing the knowledge and skills to leverage Kubernetes can positively enhance possibilities in favor of architects who specialize in cloud-native microservices applications. ‘The KCNA Book’ is designed to help those working in technology with a passion to become certified in the Kubernetes and Cloud-Native Associate Exam. You will learn about containerization, microservices, and cloud-native architecture. You will learn about Kubernetes fundamentals and container orchestration. The book also sheds light on cloud-native application delivery and observability. It focuses on the KCNA exam domains and competencies, which can be applied to the sample test included in the book. Put your knowledge to the test and enhance your skills with the all-encompassing topic coverage. Upon completion, you will begin your journey to get the best roles, projects, and organizations with this exam-oriented book.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
8: Sample test
Appendix B: Sample Test answers

Simple Kubernetes workflow

Application developers write code that gets packaged as container images and hosted in a registry.

For a container to run on Kubernetes it must be wrapped in a pod. This is done by describing the container in a pod manifest file that you post to the Kubernetes API server where the request is authenticated and authorised. Assuming these checks pass, the pod definition is persisted to the cluster store and the scheduler allocates the pod to a node. The Kubelet service on the assigned worker node tells its container runtime to download the required image and start it as a container.

There’s quite a lot of jargon in those paragraphs and we’ll explain it all throughout the rest of the chapter.

Kubernetes workflow quiz

1. True or false, Containers can be directly scheduled to Kubernetes?

    1. True
    1. False

2. Which Kubernetes node component downloads container images and starts containers?

    1. ...