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Kubernetes Up and Running in Azure

On-Demand / 47 minutes


Get up and running with Kubernetes on Azure in this project-focused course.

Course Instructor: Chad Crowell

Chad has been in tech for over thirteen years, starting as a helpdesk technician and now a DevOps Engineer. Through the ups and downs, he's found learning to be one of the most rewarding parts of the job, and encourages all to continuously challege themselves. Having been an instructor for over three years, enjoyment comes from a sincere place of giving.

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Course Outline

Kubernetes Overview

In this video, we’ll cover why Kubernetes is important and what problems it solves. We’ll also cover what the shared responsibility model is for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

Creating a Kubernetes Cluster in Azure

Now that you are familiar with the components of Kubernetes and how AKS fits in, we’ll jump in to the Azure portal and build an AKS cluster using bicep. I will provide access to the repo for this course, which contains many ways to build an AKS cluster, including Terraform, Azure CLI, PowerShell and Bicep.

Deploy and Run a Microservices Application

Now that our AKS cluster is up and running, we’ll use the provided manifest files to deploy our Robot Shop microservices application. Once deployed, you’ll be able to access the app via the Load Balancer public IP address.

Scaling Your Cluster

With the app lifecycle in mind, we’ll see how to use the cluster auto-scaler, scaling up to handle additional traffic and load to your application.

Securing Your Cluster: Part 1

In this video, we’ll discover the benefits of using a Layer 7 Application Gateway versus a Layer 4 Load Balancer. In order to provide URL-based routing and TLS termination, we’ll deploy an ingress resource backed by Azure Application Gateway in place of the Load Balancer.

Securing Your Cluster: Part 2

Continuing from the last lesson, we’ll ensure that TLS is used with our cluster. We’ll install cert-manger and access our app through a web browser with a valid SSL certificate.

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What the prerequisites for this course?

We recommend that you have basic sysadmin skills, along with a high-level understanding of software development. You do not need to be a programmer to succeed in this course.

Who is this for?

CloudSkills is for anyone looking to build the technical and soft-skills required to succeed in the tech industry today. We welcome everyone, regardless if you come from an "ops" or "dev" background, or even if you're switching careers.

Do I need access to public cloud platforms?

We are big believers in hands-on practice, however, having immediate access to a public cloud platform is not a requirement for this course. Sit back and watch, and feel free to follow along if you'd like.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have full access to the recordings with your purchase. You watch videos, follow our proven step-by-step process, get results.

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