The DevOps Toolkit Series (volumes 4 and 5): Kubernetes
$60.00
Regular Price
$50.00
Bundle Price

The DevOps Toolkit Series (volumes 4 and 5): Kubernetes

The DevOps 2.3 Toolkit: Kubernetes
The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit: Continuous Deployment To Kubernetes

About the Bundle

Kubernetes operations combined with continuous deployment.

  • Share this bundle

About the Books

The DevOps 2.3 Toolkit: Kubernetes

The DevOps 2.3 Toolkit: Kubernetes

Deploying and managing highly-available and fault-tolerant applications at scale
  • 488

    Readers

  • 384

    Pages

  • 96,524

    Words

  • 100%

    Complete

  • PDF

  • EPUB

  • MOBI

  • APP

The goal of this book is not to convince you to adopt Kubernetes but to provide a detailed overview of its features. I want you to become confident in your Kubernetes knowledge and only then choose whether to embrace it. That is, unless you already made up your mind and stumbled upon this book in search of Kubernetes guidance.

The plan is to cover all aspect behind Kubernetes, from basic to advanced features. We'll go not only through the tools behind the official project but also third-party add-ons. I hope that, by the time you finish reading this book, you will be able to call yourself "Kubernetes ninja". I cannot say that you will know everything there is to know about the Kubernetes ecosystem. That would be impossible to accomplish since its growing faster than any single person could follow. What I can say is that you will be very confident in running a Kubernetes cluster of any scale in production.

Like all my other books, this one is very hands-on. There will be just enough theory for you to understand the principles behind each topic. The book is packed with examples, so I need to give you a heads up. Do not buy this book if you're planning to read it on a bus or in bed before going to sleep. You will need to be in front of your computer. A terminal will be your best friend. `kubectl` will be your lover.

The book assumes that you feel comfortable with containers, especially Docker. We won't go into details how to build an image, what is container registry, and how to write Dockerfile. I hope you already know all that. If that's not the case, you might want to postpone reading this and learn at least basic container operations. This book is about things that happen after you built your images and stored them in a registry.

This book is about running containers at scale and not panicking when problems arise. It is about the present and the future of software deployment and monitoring. It's about embracing the challenges and staying ahead of the curve.

The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit: Continuous Deployment To Kubernetes

The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit: Continuous Deployment To Kubernetes

Continuously deploying applications with Jenkins to a Kubernetes cluster
  • 229

    Readers

  • 366

    Pages

  • 96,503

    Words

  • 100%

    Complete

  • PDF

  • EPUB

  • MOBI

  • APP

Just like the other books I wrote, this one does not have a fixed scope. I did not start with an index. I didn't write a summary of each chapter in an attempt to define the scope. I do not do such things. There is only a high-level goal to explore continuous delivery and deployment inside Kubernetes clusters. What I did do, though, was to set a few guidelines.

The first guideline is that all the examples will be tested on all major Kubernetes platforms. Well, that might be a bit far-fetched. I'm aware that any sentence that mentions "all" together with "Kubernetes" is bound to be incorrect. New platforms are popping out like mushrooms after rain. Still, what I can certainly do is to choose a few of the most commonly used ones.

Minikube and Docker for Mac or Windows should undoubtedly be there for those who prefer to "play" with Docker locally.

AWS is the biggest hosting provider so Kubernetes Operations (kops) must be included as well.

Since it would be silly to cover only un-managed cloud, I had to include managed Kubernetes clusters as well. Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is the obvious choice. It is the most stable and features rich managed Kubernetes solution. Adding GKE to the mix means that Azure Container Service (AKS) and Amazon's Elastic Container Service (EKS) should be included as well so that we can have the "big trio" of the hosting vendors that offer managed Kubernetes. Unfortunately, even though AKS is available, it is, at this moment (June 2018), still too unstable and it's missing a lot of features. So, I'm forced to scale down from the trio to the GKE and EKS duo as representatives of managed Kubernetes we'll explore.

Finally, a possible on-prem solution should be included as well. Since OpenShift shines in that area, the choice was relatively easy.

All in all, I decided to test everything in minikube and Docker for Mac locally, AWS with kops as the representative of a cluster in the cloud, GKE for managed Kubernetes clusters, and OpenShift (with minishift) as a potential on-prem solution. That, in itself, already constitutes a real challenge that might prove to be more than I can chew. Still, making sure that all the examples work with all those platforms and solutions should provide some useful insights.

Some of you already chose the Kubernetes flavor you'll use. Others might still wonder whether to adopt one or the other. Even though the comparison of different Kubernetes platforms is not the primary scope of the book, I'll do my best to explain the differences as they come.

To summarize the guidelines, it explores continuous delivery and deployment in Kubernetes using Jenkins. All the examples are tested in minikube, Docker for Mac (or Windows), AWS with kops, GKE, OpenShift with minishift, and EKS.

About the Author

Viktor Farcic
Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a Senior Consultant at CloudBees and a member of the Docker Captains group.

He coded using a plethora of languages starting with Pascal (yes, he is old), Basic (before it got Visual prefix), ASP (before it got .Net suffix), C, C++, Perl, Python, ASP.Net, Visual Basic, C#, JavaScript, Java, Scala, etc. He never worked with Fortran. His current favourite is Go.

His big passions are Microservices, Continuous Deployment and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences.

The Leanpub 45-day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 45 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

See full terms...

Write and Publish on Leanpub

Authors and publishers use Leanpub to publish amazing in-progress and completed ebooks, just like this one. You can use Leanpub to write, publish and sell your book as well! Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks. Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub