Complete Kubernetes Tutorial by School of Devops®
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Complete Kubernetes Tutorial by School of Devops®

Mastering container orchestration with Kubernetes one step at a time. Prepare for CKA Exam
4.1 (782 ratings)
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Last updated 8/2020
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  • 22.5 hours on-demand video
  • 65 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the need for a Container Orchestration System and Key Features of Kubernetes
  • Install and configure a Kubernetes Cluster
  • Create deployments with replicasets and setup highly available self healing application infrastructure
  • Setup service discovery and load balancing with Kubernetes Services, understand the service networking
  • Manage different types of workloads with Daemonsets, Statefulsets, Crons and Jobs
  • Understand how persistent storage works with PVs, PVCs, Storageclasses and dynamic provisioners
  • Setup Auto Scaling with Horizontal Pod Autoscaler
  • Create RBAC Policies, Roles/ClusterRoles and Bindings
  • Docker Fundamentals - Running Containers, Building Images with Dockerfiles etc.
  • Basic YAML syntax
  • Basic Linux Commands

Just like how real world shipping containers revolutionised the way goods are packaged, handled and transported across the globe  industry, Docker along with open container ecosystem is transforming the software delivery by brining in the standardisation.  Docker offers a way to run isolated processes and also allows one to package an application along with its run time environment using primitives such as dockerfiles.  However, when it comes to running docker in a production like environment, with container work loads  spanning across more than one nodes,  you need a COE ( Container Orchestration Engine). COEs offer clustering and convert your nodes into one super computer, make intelligent  decisions as to where to schedule the containers, connect containers running on different nodes by setting up multi host network and offer many other interesting features such as fault tolerance, zero downtime deployments etc. 

Kubernetes is the gold standard in the world of container orchestration. It was originally created by Google, based on their experience of building and managing containers at scale ( at Google Scale). However its now driven by Cloud Native Compute Foundation ( CNCF), an open body, which also offers the official certification i.e. "Kubernetes Certified Administrator".  Kubernetes comes with mind boggling features, is very reliable, and extremely sophisticated container orchestration engine. It can let you convert your infrastructure into a Container as a Service (Platform),  brining in some of the awe inspiring features such as Zero Down Time Deployments, Fault Tolerance, Auto Scaling, Cloud and Storage integrations, which were extremely difficult to implement.  And it brings it to the masses with its truly open, lock in free eco system.  

With Kubernetes' sophistication however, comes the complexity too. Even though I have been using Kubernetes for more than 2 years now, almost every month, I find something new about kubernetes, something really cool, be it cloud integrations, or the newly introduced RBAC, be it dynamic storage provisioning, or stateful sets, its a fascinating world once you start exploring it. However, you would definitely need a guide once you while you navigate the complex world of Kubernetes, and this course serves just that. its been created in a way that you start learning kubernetes fround grounds up, one small step at a time, feature by feature. 

This course brings to you a distilled experience with my knowledge of building and managing infrastructures, experience of helping companies with their devops journey and more than 300 corporate trainings. This is a well researched program and I have tried many variants of applications, with different flows, took feedback, and iterated many times. Thats one of the reasons why it took us more than 4 months to even launch the course in its first form.  We have also started incorporating some new and useful techniques including glassboard, mindmaps to explain the concepts better and make things easier. I and my team wants to make this program the best in the world, and are constantly working towards it.  

Here is what this course would cover, one step at a time, 

  • Introduction to Kubernetes and the key concepts
  • Setting up learning Environment
  • Pods 
  • Replication Controllers and Replica Sets
  • Deployments 
  • Services
  • ConfigMaps and Secrets
  • Persistent Storage 

Our next version would include many additional topics including, 

  • Release Strategies
  • Horizontal Pod Autoscaler
  • Helm Package Manager 
  • RBAC 
  • Ingress Controllers 
  • CI/CD with Kubernetes  

When you sign up for this course now, you are guaranteed to receive these updates, that our promise to you !  We wish you all the best while learning Kubernetes !!  

Who this course is for:
  • Developers who would like to deploy their applications with containers and like to understand how to leverage Kubernetes features
  • Operations or devops folks who would like to build Container as a Service and/or Operate it
  • Anyone who would like to understand Kubernetes from grounds up
  • Anyone who wants to run containers in Production or Production Like Environments
  • Anyone who wants to appear for Kubernetes Certified Administrator Exam from CNCF
Course content
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+ Course Assets
3 lectures 00:30

Following URL points to the Lab Guide used throughout this course. Its an essential supporting document, which contains step by step instructions, just as you see in the demo videos.  Once you go through the demo videos, you could practically perform the tasks using this guide.

Note:  You may notice discrepancy between instructions shown in the video lessons vs what you see in the Lab Guide. In such cases, always trust the lab guide as its been updated to support the newer versions of kubernetes, and also has many fixes.  You may also find new labs available in the lab guide for which I am planning to create video lessons. Treat the Lab Guide as the ultimate source of truth ! 

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Kubernetes Slides
+ Introduction to Kubernetes
6 lectures 18:34
What makes Kubernetes the de facto COE choice
Negatives of using Kubernetes
Basics of Kubernetes
9 questions
+ Just Enough Docker for a Kubernetes Practitioner
14 lectures 56:42
Who is this section for ?
Setting up and validating docker environment
Running your first container
Making containers persist with -idt options
Essential Container Operations - list, logs, exec, cp, inspect, stop, rm
Lab : Operating Containers
Publishing containers using port mapping
Using docker instead of VMs to create development environments
Portainer - Web console to managing Docker Environemnts
Launching Application Stack with Docker Compose
Building an image manually with docker commit
Lab : Building and Publishing a Docker Image
Automatiing image builds with a Dockerfile
Dockerfile Primer
+ Setting up a Kubernetes environment
12 lectures 40:30
Section Intro- Setting up Environment

Minikube offers one of the easiest zero to dev experience to setup a single node kubernetes cluster. Its also the ideal way to create a local dev environment to test kubernetes code on.

This document explains how to setup and work with single node kubernetes cluster with minikube.

LAB: Option 1: Setting up single node kubernetes with Minikube
LAB: Option 2: Provisioning 3 nodes for Kubernetes with Vagrant and VirtualBox
Setting up Weave CNI
Launching Kubernetes Dashboard
Setting up a kubernetes Visualizer
LAB: Setting up Kubernetes Visualiser
Troubleshooting : Resetting cluster created with kubeadm
Setting up Environment
10 questions
+ Building Blocks - Pods
12 lectures 37:32
Writing pod Specification
LAB: Writing Pod Spec, Launching and Operating a Pod
Troubleshooting Pods Issues
LAB: Troubleshooting Pod Issues
Attaching a volume to a Pod
LAB: Attaching a volume to the Pod
Launching Multi-Container Pods
Connecting to Individual Containers
LAB : Multi Container Pods
Building Blocks - Pods
11 questions
+ Replication Controllers and Replica Sets
8 lectures 21:40
Section Intro - Replication Controllers
LAB: Creating a Namespace and switching to it
Writing Replica Set Specification
LAB: Writing Replica Set Specs
Launching Replica Set and Fault Tolerance
LAB: ReplicaSet in Action
Replication Controllers and Replica Sets
10 questions
+ Service Discovery and Load Balancing
8 lectures 20:24
Section intro - Services
Writing Service Specification
LAB: Creating a Service and exposing it with NodePort
LAB: Exposing Sevice with ExternalIPs
Service Discovery
LAB: Intetnal Service Discovery with ClusterIP
Service Discovery and Load Balancing
11 questions
+ Application Deployments and Updates
12 lectures 34:54
Writing Deployment Specification
LAB: Create and rollout a Deployment
Update and Rollback
Lab : Scale, Rollout and Rollback

In this project , you would write definitions for deploying the vote application stack with all components/tiers.

MINI PROJECT : Deploy instavote app stack with Kubernetes
Solution part I - Deploying a worker App
Solution part II - Deploying DB service
Solutions part III - Results App
Application Deployments and Updates
10 questions