Getting Started with Kubernetes

6 Hours

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Scheduled Start:

Lesson 1
Lesson 1, “Understanding Container Orchestration,” will cover containers and Kubernetes. The current market position of Kubernetes and the Kubernetes architecture will be discussed. How Kubernetes is related to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation will also be explained.

Lesson 2
Lesson 2, “Working with Containers,” will tackle Docker basics, including how to start a container, as well as how to manage it. Docker networking and Docker storage will also be discussed.

Lesson 3
In Lesson 3, “Setting up a Lab Environment” we will walk through the setup of a lab environment. To get familiar with the concepts of Kubernetes, how to set up Minikube will be detailed, as well as how to work with kubectl. The procedures of deploying applications in Kubernetes, how to import images in Kubernetes, and starting your first application will also be covered.

Lesson 4
Lesson 4, “Using Kubernetes Components,” will delve into the different Kubernetes components. Starting with the Pod and working up from there. How namespaces can be used to isolate pods, and how to work with replica sets and deployments will be explained.

Lesson 5
In Lesson 5, “Scaling and Upgrades” some of the most important properties will be explained. This lesson will cover labels in detail, as well as scaling deployments. Scaling up and down, how to perform rolling updates, as well as rollback, will be covered.

Lesson 6
Lesson 6, “Kubernetes Networking”. In this lesson, the organization of networking in a Kubernetes environment will be detailed, including the three different layers of networking. How networking within a pod functions, and pod-to-pod networking will also be explained.

Lesson 7
Lesson 7, “Accessing Pods,” discusses the different ways to make pods accessible, including the Kubernetes Proxy, port forwarding, services, and Ingress.

Lesson 8
Lesson 8, “Using Volumes”. This lesson explains how to store data in a Kubernetes environment. The different types of volumes available will be discussed; both the persistent volume and the non-persistent volume. How to set up persistent volumes, using persistent volume claims will be shown.

Lesson 9
Lesson 9, “Setting up Kubernetes for Production,” will start with an explanation of the different architecture options, and move on to the setup of Kubernetes in different public cloud environments. How to use kubeadm to create a physical Kubernetes cluster in a datacenter will also be covered.

Lesson 10
In Lesson 10, “Exploring the API,” a detailed discussion of what the API is, and how to get information out of the API beyond using the kubectl command line utility.


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