This book is a practical guide to Microsoft’s Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), a container
orchestration platform. The goal of this book is to take the reader from 0 to 100 deploying
and running a Kubernetes cluster on Microsoft Azure cloud. For anyone embarking
on this book, it is ideal to have experience in the IT industry in system administration,
DevOps, Azure cloud, or development. Some Docker experience would also be helpful
but not required.
This practical guide on AKS scales back on theory content, giving just enough to
grasp important concepts while focusing on practical straight to the point knowledge
that can be used to go spin up and start running your own AKS.
The book will take the reader on a journey inside Docker containers, container
registries, Kubernetes architecture and components, and critical Kubectl commands,
along with the deployment and operation of Azure Kubernetes Service including topics
such as using Rancher for management, security, networking, storage, monitoring,
backup, scaling, identity, package management with HELM, and finally Kubernetes in
Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery/Deployment (CI/CD).
Go from zero to sixty deploying and running a Kubernetes cluster on Microsoft Azure! This hands-on practical guide to Microsoft’s Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), a managed container orchestration platform, arms you with the tools and knowledge you need to easily deploy and operate on this complex platform.
Take a journey inside Docker containers, container registries, Kubernetes architecture, Kubernetes components, and core Kubectl commands. Drawing on hard-earned experience in the field, the authors provide just enough theory to help you grasp important concepts, teaching the practical straightforward knowledge you need to start running your own AKS cluster. You will dive into topics related to the deployment and operation of AKS, including Rancher for management, security, networking, storage, monitoring, backup, scaling, identity, package management with HELM, and AKS in CI/CD.
What You Will Learn
Develop core knowledge of Docker containers, registries, and Kubernetes
Gain AKS skills for Microsoft’s fastest growing services in the cloud
Understand the pros and cons of deploying and operating AKS
Deploy and manage applications on the AKS platform
Use AKS within a DevOps CI/CD process
Who This Book Is For
IT professionals who work with DevOps, the cloud, Docker, networking, storage, Linux, or Windows. Experience with cloud, DevOps, Docker, or application development is helpful.