Kubernetes Foundations

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- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- Length: 2 Days
This two-day course is the first step in learning about Containers and Kubernetes. Through a series of lectures and lab exercises, the fundamental concepts of Kubernetes will be presented and put to practice by containerizing and deploying a two-tier application into Kubernetes.

Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Build, test, and publish Docker container images
•  Become familiar with authoring YAML files and its syntax
•  Understand Kubernetes core user-facing concepts, including Pods, Services, and Deployments
•  Use kubectl the Kubernetes CLI, and become familiar with its commands and options
•  Understand the architecture of Kubernetes (Control plane and its components, worker nodes, and
•  Learn to debug issues with application deployments on Kubernetes
•  Apply resource requests, limits, and probes to deployments
•  Manage dynamic application configuration using ConfigMaps and Secrets
•  Deploy other workloads, including StatefulSets, DaemonSets, Jobs, CronJobs
•  Learn about user-facing security best practices using ServiceAccounts, RBAC, and NetworkPolicies
Intended Audience:    •  Anyone involved with using or building a Kubernetes cluster
Prerequisites:    •  Linux concepts and command line proficiency
•  General networking proficiency
Outline:    1  Introduction to Containers
•  What and Why Containers
•  Building images
•  Running containers
•  Debugging containers
•  Registry and image management

2  Kubernetes Fundamentals
•  Why Kubernetes?
•  Pods
•  Services
•  Deployments

3  Kubernetes Architecture & Troubleshooting
•  Cluster architecture
•  Cluster components
•  Namespaces
•  Debugging 101

4  Deployment Management
•  Application deployment strategies
•  Controlling active deployments

5  Pod and Container Configurations
•  Resource requests, limits, and quotas
•  Probes

6  Kubernetes Networking
•  Pod networking
•  Services deep dive
•  Ingress controllers

7  Kubectl and Resource Organization
•  kubeconfig
•  Namespaces deep dive
•  Labels
•  Node/Pod affinity
•  Taints/Tolerations

8  Stateful Applications
•  Persistent storage
•  StatefulSets

9  Dynamic Application Configuration
•  Docker dynamic configuration
•  ConfigMaps
•  Secrets

10  Additional Workloads
•  Jobs
•  CronJobs
•  DaemonSets

11  Security
•  Service accounts
•  Role-Based access control
•  Network policies
•  SecurityContext