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VMware Kubernetes Fundamentals and Cluster Operations

  • Length 4 days
  • Price  NZD 4400 exc GST
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Why study this course

This four-day course is the first step in learning about Containers and Kubernetes Fundamentals and Cluster Operations. Through a series of lectures and lab exercises, the fundamental concepts of containers and Kubernetes are presented and put to practice by containerizing and deploying a two-tier application into Kubernetes.

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What you’ll learn

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Build, test, and publish Docker container images

  • Become familiar with YAML files that define Kubernetes objects

  • Understand Kubernetes core user-facing concepts, including pods, services, and deployments

  • Use kubectl, the Kubernetes CLI, and become familiar with its commands and options

  • Understand the architecture of Kubernetes (Control plane and its components, worker nodes, and kubelet)

  • Learn how to troubleshoot issues with deployments on Kubernetes

  • Apply resource requests, limits, and probes to deployments

  • Manage dynamic application configuration using ConfigMaps and Secrets

  • Deploy other workloads, including DaemonSets, Jobs, and CronJobs

  • Learn about user-facing security using SecurityContext, RBAC, and NetworkPolicies

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Who is the course for?

Anyone who is preparing to build and run Kubernetes clusters.

Course subjects

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and objectives

2. Containers

  • What and Why containers

  • Building images

  • Running containers

  • Registry and image management

3. Kubernetes Overview

  • Kubernetes project

  • Plugin interfaces

  • Building Kubernetes

  • Kubectl CLI

4. Beyond Kubernetes Basics

  • Kubernetes objects

  • YAML

  • Pods, replicas, and deployments

  • Services

  • Deployment management

  • Rolling updates

  • Controlling deployments

  • Pod and container configurations

5. Kubernetes Networking

  • Networking within a pod

  • Pod-to-Pod Networking

  • Services to Pods

  • ClusterIP, NodePort, and LoadBalancer

  • Ingress controllers

  • Service Discovery via DNS

6. Stateful Applications in Kubernetes

  • Stateless versus Stateful

  • Volumes

  • Persistent volumes claims

  • StorageClasses

  • StatefulSets

7. Additional Kubernetes Considerations

  • Dynamic configuration

  • ConfigMaps

  • Secrets

  • Jobs, CronJobs

8. Security

  • Network policy

  • Applying a NetworkPolicy

  • SecurityContext

  • runAsUser/Group

  • Service accounts

  • Role-based access control

9. Logging and Monitoring

  • Logging for various objects

  • Sidecar logging

  • Node logging

  • Audit logging

  • Monitoring architecture

  • Monitoring solutions

  • Octant

  • VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™

10. Cluster Operations

  • Onboarding new applications

  • Backups

  • Upgrading

  • Drain and cordon commands

  • Impact of an upgrade to running applications

  • Troubleshooting commands

  • VMware Tanzu™ portfolio overview


  • Linux concepts and command line proficiency

  • General networking proficiency

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