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The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit

By : Viktor Farcic
Book Image

The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit

By: Viktor Farcic

Overview of this book

Building on The DevOps 2.3 Toolkit: Kubernetes, Viktor Farcic brings his latest exploration of the Docker technology as he records his journey to continuously deploying applications with Jenkins into a Kubernetes cluster. The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit: Continuously Deploying Applications with Jenkins to a Kubernetes Cluster is the latest book in Viktor Farcic’s series that helps you build a full DevOps Toolkit. This book guides readers through the process of building, testing, and deploying applications through fully automated pipelines. Within this book, Viktor will cover a wide-range of emerging topics, including an exploration of continuous delivery and deployment in Kubernetes using Jenkins. It also shows readers how to perform continuous integration inside these clusters, and discusses the distribution of Kubernetes applications, as well as installing and setting up Jenkins. Work with Viktor and dive into the creation of self-adaptive and self-healing systems within Docker.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Now It Is Your Turn

Creating a Kubernetes cluster in AWS

We'll start by deciding the name of our soon to be created cluster. We'll choose to call it devops23.k8s.local. The latter part of the name (.k8s.local) is mandatory if we do not have a DNS at hand. It's a naming convention kops uses to decide whether to create a gossip-based cluster or to rely on a publicly available domain. If this would be a "real" production cluster, you would probably have a DNS for it. However, since I cannot be sure whether you do have one for the exercises in this book, we'll play it safe, and proceed with the gossip mode.

We'll store the name into an environment variable so that it is easily accessible.

 1  export NAME=devops23.k8s.local

When we create the cluster, kops will store its state in a location we're about to configure. If you used Terraform, you'll notice...