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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 1: Docker and Container Essentials

Containers are one of the most transformational technologies that we have seen in years. Technology companies, corporations, and end users have all adopted it to handle everyday workloads. Increasingly, common off-the-shelf (COTS) applications are transforming from traditional installations into fully containerized deployments. With such a large technology shift, it is essential for anyone in the Information Technology realm to learn about containers.

In this chapter, we will introduce the problems that containers address. After an introduction to why containers are important, we will introduce the runtime that launched the modern container frenzy, Docker. By the end of this chapter, you will understand how to install Docker and how to use the most common Docker CLI commands.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the need for containerization
  • Understanding Docker
  • Installing Docker
  • Using the Docker CLI

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