The Kubernetes Book
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The Kubernetes Book

About the Book

This is a book about Kubernetes - no prior knowledge required!

It's designed to teach you the theory and the practical as fast as possible so that you can hit the ground running with your first Kubernetes deployment.

About the Author

Nigel Poulton
Nigel Poulton

Nigel is a self confessed technology addict who is hell-bent on creating the best Kubernetes and cloud learning resources on the planet. He's the author of over 16 video training courses at Pluralsight, as well as more at A Cloud Guru, Udemy and more... He's active on Twitter, creates weekly and monthly Kubernetes videos on YouTube, and his website is the best place for links to learn about Kubernetes. When he's not rocking it with Kubernetes, he likes cars and football.

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Table of Contents

  • 0: About the book
    • Paperback editions
    • Audio book
    • eBook and Kindle editions
    • Feedback
    • Why should anyone read this book or care about Kubernetes?
    • Should I buy the book if I’ve already watched your video training courses?
    • Updates to the book
    • The book’s GitHub repo
    • Versions of the book
  • 1: Kubernetes primer
    • Kubernetes background
    • Where did Kubernetes come from
    • The operating system of the cloud
    • Chapter summary
  • 2: Kubernetes principles of operation
    • Kubernetes from 40K feet
    • Masters and nodes
    • Kubernetes DNS
    • Packaging apps for Kubernetes
    • The declarative model and desired state
    • Pods
    • Deployments
    • Services and network stable networking
    • Chapter summary
  • 3: Installing Kubernetes
    • Kubernetes playgrounds
    • Hosted Kubernetes
    • DIY Kubernetes clusters
    • Installing Kubernetes
    • Play with Kubernetes
    • Docker Desktop
    • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
    • Other installation methods
    • kubectl
    • Chapter summary
  • 4: Working with Pods
    • Pod theory
    • Hands-on with Pods
    • Chapter Summary
  • 5: Kubernetes Deployments
    • Deployment theory
    • How to create a Deployment
    • Performing a rolling update
    • How to perform a rollback
    • Chapter summary
  • 6: Kubernetes Services
    • Setting the scene
    • Theory
    • Hands-on with Services
    • Real world example
    • Chapter Summary
  • 7: Service discovery
    • Quick background
    • Service registration
    • Service discovery
    • Service discovery and Namespaces
    • Troubleshooting service discovery
    • Summary
  • 8: Kubernetes storage
    • The big picture
    • Storage Providers
    • The Container Storage Interface (CSI)
    • The Kubernetes persistent volume subsystem
    • Storage Classes and Dynamic Provisioning
    • Demo
    • Chapter Summary
  • 9: ConfigMaps
    • The big picture
    • ConfigMap theory
    • Hands-on with ConfigMaps
    • Chapter Summary
  • 10: StatefulSets
    • The theory of StatefulSets
    • Hands-on with StatefulSets
    • Chapter Summary
  • 11: Threat modeling Kubernetes
    • Threat model
    • Spoofing
    • Tampering
    • Repudiation
    • Information Disclosure
    • Denial of Service
    • Elevation of privilege
    • Pod Security Policies
    • Towards more secure Kubernetes
    • Chapter summary
  • 12: Real-world Kubernetes security
    • CI/CD pipeline
    • Infrastructure and networking
    • Identity and access management (IAM)
    • Auditing and security monitoring
    • Real world example
    • Chapter summary
  • Glossary
  • What next
    • Practice makes perfect
    • More books
    • Video training
    • Events and meetups
    • Feedback

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