kubectl: Command-Line Kubernetes in a Nutshell

By Rimantas Mocevicius
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  1. Section 1: Getting Started with kubectl

About this book

The kubectl command line tool lets you control Kubernetes clusters to manage nodes in the cluster and perform all types of Kubernetes operations. This introductory guide will get you up to speed with kubectl in no time.

The book is divided into four parts, touching base on the installation and providing a general overview of kubectl in the first part. The second part introduces you to managing Kubernetes clusters and working with nodes. In the third part, you’ll be taken through the different ways in which you can manage Kubernetes applications, covering how to create, update, delete, view, and debug applications. The last part of the book focuses on various Kubernetes plugins and commands. You’ll get to grips with using Kustomize and discover Helm, a Kubernetes package manager. In addition to this, you’ll explore how you can use equivalent Docker commands in kubectl.

By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to install and update an application on Kubernetes, view its logs, and inspect clusters effectively.

Publication date:
November 2020

About the Author

  • Rimantas Mocevicius

    Rimantas Mocevicius is an IT professional with over 25 years' experience in DevOps, which includes Linux, containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native technologies. He is also co-founded Helm – the Kubernetes package manager. Since 2018 he has worked at JFrog Ltd (Nasdaq: FROG) as a senior software engineer in the Community Engineering team, which supports community-related centers such as GoCenter, ConanCenter, and ChartCenter. The centers help the open source community to adopt Go packages, C/C++ packages, and Helm charts. He is a big fan and supporter of open source software. His passion for new technologies drives him forward, and he never wants to stop learning about them. Twitter: Rimusz LinkedIn: Rimantas Mocevicius

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