Kubernetes for a developer


I am learning Kubernetes as part of my personal learning goal and these are just some rough notes. I’ll coma back and beautify these but for now this gives enough hints. Please note that this learning is from a developer perspective, not a system administrator perspective.

Why Kubernetes?
creating deployments
creating services
storage options
configmaps and secrets

Developer context
Not Administrator context

Kubernetes pre-reqs
command line tools
virtual machines
docker containers

High Level Kubernetes
Benefits and Use Cases
Running Kubernetes locally
web ui dashboard

Kubernetes k8s Benefits
automatic deployment, scaling and management
of containerized apps.

Load Balancer

Monitor containers
manage containers

Docker compose can be used but does not work very well in production.

Let Kubernetes manage containers.
Robust networking and storage options.

Kubernetes is conductor of containers orchestra
– service discovery
– load balancing
– storage orchestration
– automate rollouts/rollbacks
– self healing when containers go down
– secrets and configuration management
– horizontal scaling

Big Picture
– From Google (Container and cluster management)
– Open sourced by Google. Used for 15 years

Kubernetes can take a container from current state to desired state.

Master Node
Worker nodes (VMs) – they create cluster
Master will start something on each of these nodes
called Pods.

Pod – Way to host a container.
Package of a container.

Many pods on a machine is possible.
Pod is spacesuit and container is a person.
We talk to container through pod.

Deploy pods
Deployment and ReplicaSet

Kubernetes Service
Pod communication

Virtual machine
can have multiple pods.

Master Node can communicate to all virtual nodes in cluster.

Store (etcd) like database.
It will have everything that boss/master node needs to track.

Scheduler tracks schedules of all the nodes coming to life, going away, etc.

send requests to master.
yaml,json to API Server.

Each node has agent Kubelet agent installed so that communication can happen with master.

Container runtime
running containers in pod.

each pod gets unique ip address

Benefits and Use Cases
Why Kubernetes?

Why Docker?
accelerate dev onboarding
eliminate app conflicts
environment consistency
ship software faster

Why Kubernetes?
Orchestrate containers (better than Docker compose in prod)
Zero downtime deployments
Self healing powers
scale containers horizontally easily
Emulate production locally easily
Move from docker compose to Kubernetes
Create end to end testing environment
Ensure app scales properly
Ensure secrets/configs are working properly
Performance testing scenarios
Build servers
Canary Testing
Blue Green Testing
Help Devops solve problems

Running Kubernetes Locally
Minikube github
Docker Desktop – better – 1 master node 1 worker node
kind – Kubernetes in Docker
kubeadm – Admin (If you want to install full kubernetes)


//iteracts with master node
kubectl version
kubectl cluster-info
kubectl get all
kubectl run containername --image=imagename
kubectl port-forward pod ports
kubectl expose ... //expose a port
kubectl create resource
kubectl apply resource


set-alias -Name k -Value kubectl


 alias k="kubectl"

WebUI Dashboard

kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kubernetes/dashboard/v2.2.0/aio/deploy/recommended.yaml
kubectl describe secret -n kube-system
kubectl proxy


Type: kubernetes.io/service-account-token

ca.crt: 1066 bytes
namespace: 11 bytes
token: eyJhbGciOiJSUzI1NiIsImtpZCI6IldtTmhhQnBPelk4dkRkWlZuSFk1Uy1ZVTZXdlhZMnpGWUlsQ2o1WDBCcGsifQ.eyJpc3MiOiJrdWJlcm5ldGVzL3NlcnZpY2VhY2NvdW50Iiwia3ViZXJuZXRlcy5pby9zZXJ2aWNlYWNjb3VudC9uYW1lc3BhY2UiOiJrdWJlLXN5c3RlbSIsImt1YmVybmV0ZXMudsfdnkdp\dfepvokwqpdeewvwvwwd8vc2VydmljZWFjY291bnQvc2VjcmV0Lm5hbWUiOiJ2cG5raXQtY29udHJvbGxlci10b2tlbi1zNWg2ZyIsImt1YmVybmV0ZXMuaW8vc2VydmljZWFjY291bnQvc2VydmljZS1hY2NvdW50Lm5hbWUiOiJ2cG5raXQtY29udHJvbGxlciIsImt1YmVybmV0ZXMuaW8vc2VydmljZWFjY291bnQvc2VydmljZS1hY2NvdW50LnVpZCI6IjEzMTgwNTczLWY3M2ItNDExZS04OGQ1LWE5ZmE3MzM2YjUxYyIsInN1YiI6InN5c3RlbTpzZXJ2aWNlYWNjb3VudDprdWJlLXN5c3RlbTp2cG5raXQtY29udHJvbGxlciJ9.rmRfsS1phDWeINZm17VwvFQwbiODt6u8kf6MJ6BnvRKGj85uDb0ft4ggADpb00BnzvyLCU81WJDSHDNpP7k5uP9A7Mzb9lRuwUG9-97toyTVunvRP6aD_WdlWFJilQNl8nkGKlKTn-t3JZkOxsSoJ74etc9ENWHLpVJqydJRwO0nAi1Qb5sFq2VPFw4hp40Mky7kHbxX-JB4Qj4zupRBzDSBwInXV7xYBWlAZ1Xbdcv8cVvDbf9ahzyih9k_EkFQFqqPnwB1ZHNXUU8VTJ7L0mxkrTjVAruLNQ37UlnC72sORfJFBic-oj3NUMmP4mO9Tgv8OhWD4oYbFJaQvopvcw

Follow this link to run Kubernetes web ui dashboard.


Container orchestration
emulating production









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