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Managing Containers with Kubernetes and Microsoft Azure

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Kubernetes is an open-source orchestration tool that will help you deploy and manage your containers across several different hosts. Kubernetes uses a declarative approach that lets you specify what you want to deploy. Kubernetes then creates all the necessary objects for you. In this module you will learn about the various components within a Kubernetes cluster and the different methods to run your cluster. You will also take a look at basic Kubernetes resources like pods and volumes.

  • Kubernetes Overview
  • Kubernetes Cluster
  • Cluster Hosting Options
  • Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Kubernetes Building Blocks: Pods, Volumes

Container Deployment with Kubernetes

Once your cluster is up and running, you need to manage your containers. Deployments guarantee that the necessary pods are always available. They provide an easy update method and let you scale your deployment by adding replicas. Services make sure you can easily communicate with the applications in your cluster, no matter what pods are active.

  • Deployments
  • Update a Deployment
  • Scaling
  • Networking in Kubernetes
  • AKS Networking Options
  • Services

Container Management with Kubernetes

An Ingress Controller allows you to setup a load balancing solution to forward external traffic to your Kubernetes services. Sensitive information can be provided to a container through the use of secrets. With namespaces you can group resources in your cluster for extra security or to control network traffic routing.

  • Ingress
  • Secrets and ConfigMaps
  • Namespaces
  • Network Policies
  • Health Monitoring
  • Kubernetes Dashboard

Container Technology in Azure

Azure provides a whole infrastructure for managing and hosting containers. From simple basic containers (Azure Container Instances) that can be deployed without any configuration, to advanced services that built and manage entire Kubernetes clusters for you.

  • Azure Container Registry
  • Azure Container Instances
  • Web App for Containers

Applications in Containers

Even though this course does not target developers, even for IT Pros it is important to understand applications and their architecture, especially when working with containers. This module gives you an overview of the evolution of software architecture and what an ideal container application looks like.

  • Software Architecture Evolution
  • Microservices
  • .NET Core versus .NET Framework
  • Migrate Existing Applications
  • Databases and Containers

In this course, students will deploy a Kubernetes cluster and learn how Kubernetes handles the deployment of applications across various nodes. Finally, students will take a look at the Azure services related to container management and maintenance.

This course is intended for experienced IT professionals who are interested in container technology and want to learn about Docker and Kubernetes. The technologies learned in the course can be useful for both on-prem deployments or environments that operate in the Azure Cloud.

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