Application Gateway Ingress Controller (AGIC) Made Easy
What you'll learn
- Containerization, Kubernetes, AKS, Application Gateway basics
- What Application Gateway Ingress Controller (AGIC) is, networking considerations, deployment methods
- How to expose applications via custom domain name
- AGIC routing and other AGIC-related annotations
- How to create multiple types of TLS/SSL certificates and expose applications via HTTPS, using TLS/SSL termination or End-to-End TLS/SSL
- AGIC-related security, including Web Application Firewall (WAF)
- Other AGIC-related configurations like restricting it to specific namespaces or sharing the Application Gateway with other Azure services
- How to monitor and troubleshoot the Application Gateway and its traffic
- How to achieve reliability and high availability
- It is good to have basic knowledge of Containerization, Linux, Networking, Kubernetes, Azure, Application Gateway, and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) but I am explaining most of the concepts at specific points in the course
This comprehensive course on Application Gateway Ingress Controller (AGIC) provides in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively deploy and manage web applications in Azure. You will learn the fundamentals of containers, Kubernetes, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and the Azure Application Gateway, and then dive into the intricacies of AGIC setup, configuration, and advanced usage scenarios.
Starting with an introduction to containers and microservices architecture, you will explore Docker, Docker Hub, and container app deployment. You will gain understanding of the Azure Application Gateway and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), including basic Kubernetes objects and ingress controllers.
The course covers various installation methods for AGIC, networking considerations, and the deployment process using both the Greenfield and Brownfield methods, as well as the installation via AKS managed add-on or via Helm. You will learn how to configure AGIC for both public and private IPs, utilize VNET peering, scale application gateways, and manage annotations.
With a focus on routing and configuration, you will discover how to implement URL/path-based routing, host multiple sites and subdomains, customize health probes, utilize cookie-based affinity and more. The course also covers SSL certificate creation or importation, security considerations, and implementing Web Application Firewall (WAF) for enhanced application protection.
You will explore additional AGIC configurations and considerations, such as namespace restrictions, sharing AGIC-managed gateways with other Azure resources, and integrating multiple ingress controllers in the same AKS cluster. Monitoring and troubleshooting AGIC/Application Gateway, high availability, and using Azure Front Door for traffic routing are also covered in detail.
By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to confidently deploy and manage application gateways using AGIC, leverage advanced configuration options, ensure reliability and high availability, and effectively monitor and troubleshoot your deployments.
Join this course and unlock the power of Azure Application Gateway Ingress Controller (AGIC) to streamline your web application delivery!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone that would like to expose containerized web application running in Azure
- Developers and architects interested in learning how to deploy and manage applications using AGIC
- AKS/Kubernetes administrators or operators who want to understand how to integrate AGIC into their AKS/Kubernetes clusters for advanced ingress capabilities
- DevOps engineers responsible for managing and optimizing application delivery in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) using AGIC
- IT professionals interested in leveraging the benefits of Web Application Firewall (WAF) and other security features provided by AGIC in Azure
- Administrators that looking to achieve high availability for their web applications
- Anyone who is looking to learn a new skill
I am a Microsoft employee, working daily with Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) with a strong passion for new technologies and growing. As part of my daily work, I am heavily involved in Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) and have extensive experience working with the platform. I also contribute to AKS-related Microsoft documentation by creating troubleshooting guides and adding value to other articles.
I own certificates and titles related to:
Azure: Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900), Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104), Azure Solutions Architect Expert (AZ 305)
Kubernetes: Certified Kubernetes Trilogy certificates, Application Developer (CKAD), Administrator (CKA), Security Specialist (CKS)
Linux: Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA)
With my deep knowledge and passion for AKS, I am excited to share my expertise and help others learn and grow with this powerful technology.
In my personal life, I am passionate about sport, especially football or soccer, and I will leave you with a quote from one of the greatest players of all time that perfectly fits the mentality that I strongly encourage with respect to your goals and dreams.
"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." - Pelé