Working with Kubernetes in enterprise settings

How many Kubernetes clusters do I need? Clusters First, we want to separate the non-production and production environments: Create two Kubernetes clusters for every application or application suite. One for pre-production and one for production. Namespaces We also want to separate each non-production and production like environment. Kubernetes offers namespaces to create segregated areas, resources […]

Kubernetes Services

Kubernetes Services route traffic across a set of pods. The service specifies how deployments (applications) are exposed to each other or the outside world. Service types The service type specifies how the deployment will be exposed ClusterIP The ClusterIP service is only visible within the cluster. To expose the pod to other services in the […]

Kubernetes volumes

To understand the types of available volumes read the official Kubernetes documentation on Volumes The official documentation on Kubernetes Persistent Volume and Persistent Volume Claim is at Persistent Volumes Migrating to CSI drivers from in-tree plugins Kubernetes moves away from in-tree plugins, that had to be checked into the Kubernetes code repository to out-of-tree volume […]

Resources to learn Kubernetes

This is a great five part blog series on Kubernetes and a post on volumes by Sebastian Caceres. I recommend reading it even before the official Kubernetes tutorial to get a great overview of how Kubernetes really works. How does it work? Kubernetes: Episode 1 – Kubernetes general architecture How does it work? Kubernetes: Episode […]

Kubernetes commands

kubectl get – list resources kubectl describe – show detailed information about a resource kubectl logs – print the logs from a container in a pod kubectl exec – execute a command on a container in a pod List existing pods Get detailed information on the pods Start a proxy to access the containers within the pod Get the […]