Kubernetes: Day One for Absolute Beginners

On-Demand / 4 hrs 27 min


Learn the foundations of Kubernetes, including cluster architecture, deployments, and DevOps delivery with MVPs Dan Wahlin, Mike Pfeiffer, and Anthony Nocentino.

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Course Instructor: Mike Pfeiffer

Mike Pfeiffer is a twenty-year tech industry veteran who’s worked for some of the largest technology companies in the world including Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Mike is a published author, international conference speaker, Microsoft Azure MVP, and host of the CloudSkills.fm podcast.

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Course Outline

Module 1: Fireside Chat with Kelsey Hightower

Moving to modern CI/CD processes provides a ton of benefits for application builds, deployments, testing, and monitoring. In this lecture you'll learn how to use Azure DevOps along with other services such as App Service, and Azure DevOps Pipelines.

Module 2: Intro to Containers and Kubernetes

In this project you'll learn how to use a pipeline to automatically build and test your .NET Core projects and deploy them to Azure.

Module 3: Deploying to Kubernetes

Once you’ve learned about some of the core concepts of Kubernetes we’ll look at how we can get a multi-container application deployed. This will include discussing the YAML files involved, kubectl commands that can be used, as well as additional considerations to know about. By the end of this session we’ll have an application running in Kubernetes and will wrap up with a closer look at the role of Deployments and ReplicaSets for managing Pods. At this point you may wonder if there’s a more automated way to get containers running in Kubernetes? That will be the topic of the last session.

Module 4: Azure DevOps and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

In this last section of day one we'll dive into automated build and release scenarios with Kubernetes and Azure DevOps. We'll explore the fundamental concepts of Azure Pipelines and how teams automate deployments to the Azure cloud platform. You'll walk away with a clear picture on how to create a pipeline that continuously builds and deploys your app to an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster with Azure DevOps.

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