The Kubernetes Book
The Kubernetes Book
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The Kubernetes Book

Last updated on 2019-03-09

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 hell-bent on creating the best Docker and container learning resources on the planet. He is the author of over 16 video training courses at, with more than 6 of them on Docker and cloud technologies. He also wrote the book on Data Storage Networking (a well written witty book on one of the most boring subjects on the planet). He lives in the UK and supports a terrible soccer team, but lives it large in the container ecosystem. He also co-hosts the weekly In Tech We Trust podcast.

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Table of Contents

  • 0: About the book
    • Paperback
    • 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?
    • Free updates to the book
    • Versions of the book
  • 1: Kubernetes primer
    • Kubernetes background
    • Where did Kubernetes come from
    • A data center OS
    • Chapter summary
  • 2: Kubernetes principles of operation
    • Kubernetes from 40K feet
    • Masters and nodes
    • Packaging apps
    • The declarative model and desired state
    • Pods
    • Deployments
    • Services
    • Chapter summary
  • 3: Installing Kubernetes
    • Play with Kubernetes
    • Docker Desktop
    • Minikube
    • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
    • Installing Kubernetes on AWS with kops
    • Installing Kubernetes with kubeadm
    • 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: 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
  • 8: Other important Kubernetes stuff
    • DaemonSets
    • StatefulSets
    • Jobs and CronJobs
    • Autoscaling
    • Role-based access control (RBAC)
    • Helm
    • Chapter Summary
  • 9: Threat modeling Kubernetes
    • Threat model
    • Spoofing
    • Tampering
    • Repudiation
    • Information Disclosure
    • Denial of Service
    • Elevation of privilege
    • Pod Security Policies
    • Summary
  • 10: Real-world Kubernetes security
    • CI/CD pipeline
    • Infrastructure and networking
    • Identity and access management (IAM)
    • Auditing and security monitoring
    • Real world example
    • Summary
  • 11: What next
    • Practice makes perfect
    • More books
    • Video training
    • Events and meetups
    • Feedback

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