hands-on labBackup, Restore, and Upgrade a Kubernetes Cluster
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Lab steps
Connecting to the Kubernetes Cluster
Backing Up and Restoring Kubernetes Clusters
Upgrading Kubernetes Clusters with kubeadm
Lab description

You will perform several cluster management tasks including performing a backup of the cluster, restoring the cluster from a backup, and upgrading Kubernetes in this Lab. You will also learn how to perform tests to verify that everything works as you expect. Even if you intend to use fully-managed Kubernetes clusters, this lab provides you with a deeper understanding of Kubernetes clusters, and helps you decide on the cluster configuration that is best for your requirements.

This lab is valuable to anyone working with Kubernetes, and has been prepared with the topics described in the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam Curriculum. Completion of the lab will help you get hands-on experience, which is essential for passing the CKA exam.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Implement backups and restore methodologies
  • Perform Kubernetes cluster upgrades
  • Test Kubernetes clusters

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

  • Working with Kubernetes to deploy applications
  • Working at the command line in Linux

The following labs can be used to fulfill the prerequisites for this lab: 


May 24th, 2023 - Resolved package update issue

January 23rd, 2023 - Resolved package update issue

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About the author
Daniel Wood
Lab Operations Specialist

Daniel is a Lab Operations Specialist with experience as an AWS Engineer and Operations Specialist. He holds the Certified Kubernetes Administrator, AWS DevOps Engineer Professional, AWS Developer Associate, AWS SysOps Administrator Associate, and Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate certifications. Daniel is focused on lab operations and enjoys continuously building his knowledge.

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