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Kubernetes and Docker - An Enterprise Guide

By : Scott Surovich, Marc Boorshtein
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Kubernetes and Docker - An Enterprise Guide

By: Scott Surovich, Marc Boorshtein

Overview of this book

Containerization has changed the DevOps game completely, with Docker and Kubernetes playing important roles in altering the flow of app creation and deployment. This book will help you acquire the knowledge and tools required to integrate Kubernetes clusters in an enterprise environment. The book begins by introducing you to Docker and Kubernetes fundamentals, including a review of basic Kubernetes objects. You’ll then get to grips with containerization and understand its core functionalities, including how to create ephemeral multinode clusters using kind. As you make progress, you’ll learn about cluster architecture, Kubernetes cluster deployment, and cluster management, and get started with application deployment. Moving on, you’ll find out how to integrate your container to a cloud platform and integrate tools including MetalLB, externalDNS, OpenID connect (OIDC), pod security policies (PSPs), Open Policy Agent (OPA), Falco, and Velero. Finally, you will discover how to deploy an entire platform to the cloud using continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD). By the end of this Kubernetes book, you will have learned how to create development clusters for testing applications and Kubernetes components, and be able to secure and audit a cluster by implementing various open-source solutions including OpenUnison, OPA, Falco, Kibana, and Velero.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Section 1: Docker and Container Fundamentals
Section 2: Creating Kubernetes Development Clusters, Understanding objects, and Exposing Services
Section 3: Running Kubernetes in the Enterprise

Chapter 13: Backing Up Workloads

Accidents and disasters happen, and just like you may have insurance for these events in real life, you should have insurance for your cluster and the workloads.

Most Kubernetes distributions do not include any components to back up workloads, but there are a number of products available from both the open source community and vendor-supported solutions from companies such as Kasten.

In this chapter, you will be introduced to Velero, which can be used to back up workloads in the cluster. We will explain how to use Velero to back up namespaces and schedule backup jobs, as well as how to restore workloads.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding Kubernetes backups
  • Performing an etcd backup
  • Introducing and setting up Heptio's Velero
  • Using Velero to back up workloads
  • Managing Velero using the CLI
  • Restoring from a backup