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The Kubernetes Workshop

By : Zachary Arnold, Sahil Dua, Wei Huang, Faisal Masood, Mélony Qin, Mohammed Abu Taleb
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Book Image

The Kubernetes Workshop

5 (1)
By: Zachary Arnold, Sahil Dua, Wei Huang, Faisal Masood, Mélony Qin, Mohammed Abu Taleb

Overview of this book

Thanks to its extensive support for managing hundreds of containers that run cloud-native applications, Kubernetes is the most popular open source container orchestration platform that makes cluster management easy. This workshop adopts a practical approach to get you acquainted with the Kubernetes environment and its applications. Starting with an introduction to the fundamentals of Kubernetes, you’ll install and set up your Kubernetes environment. You’ll understand how to write YAML files and deploy your first simple web application container using Pod. You’ll then assign human-friendly names to Pods, explore various Kubernetes entities and functions, and discover when to use them. As you work through the chapters, this Kubernetes book will show you how you can make full-scale use of Kubernetes by applying a variety of techniques for designing components and deploying clusters. You’ll also get to grips with security policies for limiting access to certain functions inside the cluster. Toward the end of the book, you’ll get a rundown of Kubernetes advanced features for building your own controller and upgrading to a Kubernetes cluster without downtime. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to manage containers and run cloud-based applications efficiently using Kubernetes.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Kubernetes Components Overview

By completing the previous exercise, you have a single-node Kubernetes cluster up and running. Before playing your first concert, let's hold on a second and pull the curtains aside to take a look backstage to see how Kubernetes is architected behind the scenes, and then check how Minikube glues its various components together inside its VM.

Kubernetes has several core components that make the wheels of the machine turn. They are as follows:

  • API server
  • etcd
  • Controller manager
  • Scheduler
  • Kubelet

These components are critical for the functioning of a Kubernetes cluster.

Besides these core components, you would deploy your applications in containers, which are bundled together as pods. We will learn more about pods in Chapter 5, Pods. These pods, and several other resources, are defined by something called API objects.

An API object describes how a certain resource should be honored in Kubernetes. We usually define...