Kubernetes Intro – Part 11 – Helm Charts Revisited

In part 8 of this series on Kubernetes, I’ve used ‘Helm’ and ‘Helm Charts’ as an easy way to deploy a complicated Kubernetes Ingress configuration with a few commands. At the time, I left it at that and decided to come back later and explore ‘Helm’ in more detail. So here we go. In this … Continue reading Kubernetes Intro – Part 11 – Helm Charts Revisited

Kubernetes Intro – Part 10 – Persistent Storage in a Managed Cluster

Wow, this is part 10 in my series on how to get started with Kubernetes! I am obviously having a lot of fun with the topic, and it’s really nice to be able to experiment with the technology, as it is not only the basis for 5G core networks, but massively transforms all parts of … Continue reading Kubernetes Intro – Part 10 – Persistent Storage in a Managed Cluster

Kubernetes Intro – Part 9 – Deploying Your Own App

And I’m moving along with the exploration of how to use a managed Kubernetes cluster. In the previous episode, I’ve gone into the details of how to deploy applications into a cluster and hook them up to an Ingress load balancer, so they are reachable from the outside. In this episode, I want to expand … Continue reading Kubernetes Intro – Part 9 – Deploying Your Own App

Kubernetes Intro – Part 8 – Deploying Stuff into a Managed Cluster

In part 5 of this series, I’ve been looking at how companies like Linode, DigitalOcean and Amazon offer managed Kubernetes cluster instances. In other words, they provide Kubernetes clusters in freely configurable sizes, which can then be used for projects. The approach is quite different from how I thought it would work: Effectively, you get … Continue reading Kubernetes Intro – Part 8 – Deploying Stuff into a Managed Cluster

Kubernetes Intro – Part 7 – Istio – What Is A Service Mesh?

Once upon I time when I started learning about Kubernetes, I thought it was a one-stop-shop to manage containers that are distributed over many servers. But the more I learn about the topic, the more I realize that while Kubernetes offers a lot of functionality, there are many things it doesn’t do out of the … Continue reading Kubernetes Intro – Part 7 – Istio – What Is A Service Mesh?

Kubernetes Intro – Part 6 – Managing All Those Clusters

Yes, this is already part 6 of my ongoing Kubernetes intro series. In part 5, I have moved ever deeper into the cloud by looking at how to create managed Kubernetes clusters in Amazon’s and Linode’s clouds. Containers and Kubernetes are all about scale, so one might wake up one day with many Kubernetes clusters … Continue reading Kubernetes Intro – Part 6 – Managing All Those Clusters

Kubernetes Intro – Part 5 – A Cluster on Amazon and Linode

It’s amazing how in the past year or so, efforts in the telecom industry to move next generation systems into containers and manage them with Kubernetes have moved from theory to practice. The 5G core, for example, was specified by 3GPP in a cloud native way from the start, and even things like Open Radio … Continue reading Kubernetes Intro – Part 5 – A Cluster on Amazon and Linode

Kubernetes Intro – Part 4 – Persistent Storage

I’m almost happy with the basic hands-on understanding I have gained about Kubernetes about which I have written in part 1 to 3 of this series. I understand much better now how Kubernetes manages Docker containers, how it abstracts and manages the distribution of containers in a cluster of servers and how it makes services … Continue reading Kubernetes Intro – Part 4 – Persistent Storage

Kubernetes Intro – Part 3 – Create, Dockerize and Push Into the Cluster

So here’s the story so far: In parts 1 and 2 of my Kubernetes intro story, we have set up a Minikube Kubernetes Cluster. We then deployed a container with an app inside, which was downloaded directly from the Kubernetes image hub, into our cluster. Our cluster is small, it only contains one worker node … Continue reading Kubernetes Intro – Part 3 – Create, Dockerize and Push Into the Cluster

Kubernetes Intro – Part 2 – The Dashboard

In part 1, I’ve given an introduction to my path to learn more about Kubernetes with a hands-on approach. The story ended with Minikube being installed and a first sample application (the ‘http echosever’) up and running in a container that is managed by Kubernetes. With all of this in place now, the next logical … Continue reading Kubernetes Intro – Part 2 – The Dashboard