About this programme
This course covers the core concepts typically used to build and administer a Kubernetes cluster in production, using vendor-independent tools. We build a cluster, determine network configuration, grow the cluster, deploy applications and configure the storage, security and other objects necessary for typical use. This course offers exposure to the many skills necessary to administer Kubernetes in a production environment and is excellent preparation for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam.
Who Is It For
This course is ideal for those wishing to manage a containerized application infrastructure. This includes existing IT administrators, as well as those looking to start a cloud career.
What You’ll Learn
In this course you will learn about installation of a multi-node Kubernetes cluster using kubeadm, and how to grow a cluster, choosing and implementing cluster networking, and various methods of application lifecycle management, including scaling, updates and roll-backs. The course also covers configuring security both for the cluster as well as containers, managing storage available to containers, monitoring, logging and troubleshooting of containers and the cluster, configuring scheduling and affinity of container deployments, using Helm and Charts to automate application deployment, and understanding Federation for fault-tolerance and higher availability.
What It Prepares You For
By the end of this course you will be prepared to install and configure a production-grade Kubernetes cluster, from network configuration to upgrades to making deployments available via services, and also handle the ongoing tasks necessary for Kubernetes administration. This course also serves as preparation for the CKA certification exam.
Students should have an understanding of Linux administration skills, and be comfortable using the command line.
Must be able to edit files using a command-line text editor.
- Linux Foundation
- Linux Foundation Training
- Linux Foundation Certifications
- Linux Foundation Digital Badges
- Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
- -Things Change in Linux and Open Source Projects
- E-Learning Course: LFS258
- Platform Details
Basics of Kubernetes
- Define Kubernetes
- Cluster Structure
- Project Governance and CNCF
Installation and Configuration
Getting Started With Kubernetes
- More Installation Tools
- Kubernetes Architecture
- Other Cluster Systems
APIs and Access
- API Access
- Working with A Simple Pod
- kubectl and API
- Swagger and OpenAPI
- API Objects
- The v1 Group
- API Resources
- RBAC APIs
Managing State With Deployments
- Deployment Overview
- Managing Deployment States
- Deployments and Replica Sets
Volumes and Data
- Volumes Overview
- Persistent Volumes
- Passing Data To Pods
- Accessing Services
- Using Helm
- Ingress Controller
- Ingress Rules
- Service Mesh
- Scheduler Settings
- Affinity Rules
- Taints and Tolerations
Logging and Troubleshooting
- Troubleshooting Flow
- Basic Start Sequence
- Troubleshooting Resources
Custom Resource Definition
- Custom Resource Definitions
- Aggregated APIs
- Accessing the API
- Authentication and Authorization
- Admission Controller
- Pod Policies
- Network Policies
- Stacked Database
- External Database
Closing and Evaluation Survey
- CKA Exam
- Exam Domain Review
Cilium Network Plugin
- Using Cilium
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