Kubernetes 101: How to Get Started with Container Orchestration


With Kubernetes, life as a developer is a whole lot simpler. Although it started life as an open source project at Google, Kubernetes now is one of the fastest growing automation systems for containers today. Though there is a steep learning curve with Kubernetes, it’s still a simple, highly effective orchestration engine.

Kubernetes is also known as K8s and it might just be the greatest thing that’s hit the DevOps scene in the last few years. With the right skills, Kubernetes can majorly boost the development process by automating updates and even managing apps and services without worrying about downtime. So, how can beginners get started with Kubernetes and why should they even want to? This intro guide breaks down everything you need to know about Kubernetes, so you can hit the ground running. …

Your first step to getting started with Kubernetes is to create a cluster so you can deploy an app. The cluster needs to include both a master and one or more node. To start, run a cluster on a local machine. The Minikube software is the perfect space to test your initial development.

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