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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

Creating a KinD cluster

Now that you have met all the requirements, you can create your first cluster using the KinD executable. The KinD utility can create a single-node cluster, as well as a complex cluster that's running multiple nodes for the control plane with multiple worker nodes. In this section, we will discuss the KinD executable options. By the end of the chapter, you will have a two-node cluster running – a single control plane node and a single worker node.

Important note

For the exercises in this book, we will install a multi-node cluster. The simple cluster configuration is an example and should not be used for our exercises.

Creating a simple cluster

To create a simple cluster that runs the control plane and a worker node in a single container, you only need to execute the KinD executable with the create cluster option.

Let's create a quick single-node cluster to see how quickly KinD creates a fast development cluster. On your host, create...