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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

Introducing Kubernetes components and objects

Since this chapter will refer to common Kubernetes objects and components, we wanted to provide a short table of terms that you will see and a brief definition of each to provide context.

In Chapter 5, Kubernetes Bootcamp, we will go over the components of Kubernetes and the base set of objects that are included in a cluster. We will also discuss how to interact with a cluster using the kubectl executable:

Table 4.1 – Kubernetes components and objects

While these are only a few of the objects that are available in a Kubernetes cluster, they are the main objects we will mention in this chapter. Knowing what each object is and having basic knowledge of their functionality will help you understand this chapter and deploy a KinD cluster.

Interacting with a cluster

To test our KinD installation, we will interact with the cluster using the kubectl executable. We will go over kubectl in Chapter 5, Kubernetes...