Mastering Kubernetes

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  • Architect a robust Kubernetes cluster for long-time operation
  • Discover the advantages of running Kubernetes on GCE, AWS, Azure, and bare metal
  • See the identity model of Kubernetes and options for cluster federation
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Kubernetes clusters and run a highly available Kubernetes
  • Create and configure custom Kubernetes resources and use third-party resources in your automation workflows
  • Discover the art of running complex stateful applications in your container environment
  • Deliver applications as standard packages

Kubernetes is an open source system to automate the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. If you are running more than just a few containers or want automated management of your containers, you need Kubernetes.

This book mainly focuses on the advanced management of Kubernetes clusters. It covers problems that arise when you start using container orchestration in production. We start by giving you an overview of the guiding principles in Kubernetes design and show you the best practises in the fields of security, high availability, and cluster federation.

You will discover how to run complex stateful microservices on Kubernetes including advanced features as horizontal pod autoscaling, rolling updates, resource quotas, and persistent storage back ends. Using real-world use cases, we explain the options for network configuration and provides guidelines on how to set up, operate, and troubleshoot various Kubernetes networking plugins. Finally, we cover custom resource development and utilization in automation and maintenance workflows.

By the end of this book, you’ll know everything you need to know to go from intermediate to advanced level.

  • This practical guide demystifies Kubernetes and ensures that your clusters are always available, scalable, and up to date
  • Discover new features such as autoscaling, rolling updates, resource quotas, and cluster size
  • Master the skills of designing and deploying large clusters on various cloud platforms
Page Count 426
Course Length 12 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781786461001
Date Of Publication 24 May 2017


Gigi Sayfan

Gigi Sayfan is a principal software architect at Helix – a bioinformatics and genomics start-up – and author of Mastering Kubernetes, published by Packt. He has been developing software professionally for more than 20 years in domains as diverse as instant messaging, morphing, chip-fabrication process control, embedded multimedia applications for games consoles, and brain-inspired machine learning. He has written production code in many programming languages including Go, Python, C#, Java, Delphi, JavaScript, and even Cobol and PowerBuilder, for operating systems such as Windows, Linux, macOS, Lynx, and Sony PlayStation. His technical expertise covers databases, low-level networking, unorthodox user interfaces, and the general SDLC.