DevOps Classroom Series – 14/Nov/2020

Kubernetes Objects

  • Every k8s object can be describe using .yaml (specification) or json when using with rest api and passed accross to kube-api server via kubectl or k8s REST API. The cluster responds back with status
  • While describing object spec, we will have some required fields
    • apiVersion: Which version of k8s api are you using to create this object
    • kind: what kind of k8s object do you want to create
    • metadata: Data which is helpful in uniquely identifying the object, here we will be have name, UID and optional namespace
    • spec: What is your desired state

K8s Workloads

  • Workload is an application running on k8s cluster.
  • A Pod has a defined lifecycle. If the pod fails, we need to create the new pod running the same application, K8s has workload resources which can maintain desired state of pods
  • Workload resources are
    • Deployments
    • Replica Sets
    • Stateful Sets
    • Daemon Sets
    • Job and Cron Job

The Pod Manifest

  • Pods are described in a Pod Manifest which is a text-file representation of k8s API Object.
  • Creating a Pod in a imperative kubectl run command Preview
  • Creating a Pod using a manifest file
  • Refer Here for the pod manifest Preview Preview
  • Accessing your pod: Preview Preview
  • Logs information of your pod: Preview
  • Running commands in your container with exec Preview Preview Exercise: Create a pod manifest for spring petclinic by using api reference Refer Here
  • Refer Here for the spc solution
  • Top commands in k8s cluster Preview
  • Resource Management:
    • Resource Requests for Minimum required resources and maximum limits Refer Here
    • Refer Here for resource limits in a pod.
    • Refer Here for multi container pod

K8s API Groups

  • K8s groups api’s as api groups.
  • The major purpose is to extend k8s
  • Refer Here for api groups
  • To use resources from api groups the naming convention is <GROUP_NAME>/<VERSION> in yaml file
    • batch/v1
    • extensions/v1beta1
  • To use resource from api groups in the REST api, convention is /apis/<GROUP_NAME>/<VERSION>
    • /apis/batch/v1
    • /apis/extensions/v1beta1
    • /apis/
  • If the resources are part of core group we can directly write the version apiVersion: v1

Replica Set

  • Replica Set will ensure that the number of replicas specified in the spec is maintained by k8s cluster. Preview

  • K8s will try to maintain the desired state which is number of replicas. If some pod gets deleted/crashed etc, k8s will create one more pod to maintain the desired state. Preview

  • Pods might be alloacated on different cluster nodes.

  • So lets create a replica set with 2 replicas for game of life. Refer Here for the changeset

  • Now lets add selector for the labels Preview

  • apply the replicaset and explore Preview Preview Preview

  • Now lets shutdown one node Preview

  • Lets configure replicaset for autoscaling using imperative commands Preview

  • Next Steps:

    • How do i access the application in the case of multiple replicas
    • How do i deploy the new version of my application without having a downtime
    • How about the storage problem
    • How is k8s networking working.

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