Quick Start Kubernetes
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Quick Start Kubernetes

About the Book

Do you need to figure out what Kubernetes is all about? Do you like learning through hands-on?

If yes, this is the book for you...

Quick Start Kubernetes, brought to you by best-selling author Nigel Poulton, assumes zero prior experience and gets you to the point you can hold your own deploying and managing a simple app. And it does it in less than 100 pages!

You'll learn:

- Why we have Kubernetes

- What Kubernetes is

- Where Kubernetes is going

- The fundamentals of Kubernetes architecture

You'll also perform the following hands-on tasks:

- Build a cluster

- Containerize an app

- Deploy the app to Kubernetes

- Break the app and watch it self-heal

- Scale the app

- Perform a rolling update

Along the way, Nigel will explain everything as clearly as possible and bust every piece of jargon.

When you're done, you'll be in love with Kubernetes and ready to put your skills to use.

About the Author

Nigel Poulton
Nigel Poulton

Nigel is a leading name in the cloud community. He's a Docker Captain and author of best-selling books, including Docker Deep Dive and The Kubernetes Book. Through his books and video training courses he's helped over 1 million people take their first steps with containers and Kubernetes. In his spare time, he spends time with his family, tries to play golf, and dreams of American muscle cars.

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Table of Contents

  • About the book
    • Who is the book for
    • What does the book cover
    • Will it make me an expert
    • Will I know what I’m talking about if I read the book
    • Paperback edition
    • Kindle and other eBook editions
    • A word on capitalization
    • Feedback
  • The sample app
  • 1: What is Kubernetes
    • What are microservices
    • What is cloud-native
    • What is an orchestrator
    • Other useful Kubernetes stuff to know
    • Chapter summary
  • 2: Why we need Kubernetes
    • Why tech companies need Kubernetes
    • Why the user community needs Kubernetes
    • Chapter Summary
  • 3: What does Kubernetes look like
    • Masters and nodes
    • Masters
    • Nodes
    • Hosted Kubernetes
    • Managing Kubernetes with the kubectl command line tool
    • Chapter summary
  • 4: Getting Kubernetes
    • Kubernetes on your laptop with Docker Desktop
    • Kubernetes in the cloud with Linode Kubernetes Engine (LKE)
    • Chapter summary
  • 5: Creating a containerized app
    • Pre-requisites
    • Get the application code
    • Build the container image
    • Host the image on a registry
    • Chapter summary
  • 6: Running an app on Kubernetes
    • Verify your Kubernetes cluster
    • Deploy the app to Kubernetes
    • Connect to the app
    • Clean-up
    • Chapter summary
  • 7: Adding self-healing
    • Intro to Kubernetes Deployments
    • Self-heal from a Pod failure
    • Self-heal from a Node failure
    • Chapter summary
  • 8: Scaling the app
    • Pre-requisites
    • Scale an application up
    • Scale an application down
    • Important clean-up
    • Chapter summary
  • 9: Performing a rolling update
    • Pre-requisites
    • Update the app
    • Clean-up
    • Chapter summary
  • 10: What next
    • Other books
    • Video courses
    • Events
    • Let’s connect
    • Show some love
  • Appendix A: Lab code
    • Chapter 5: Creating a containerized app
    • Chapter 6: Running an app on Kubernetes
    • Chapter 7: Adding self-healing
    • Chapter 8: Scaling an app
    • Chapter 9: Performing a rolling update
  • Terminology

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