The hands-on lab is part of this learning path
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The Marathon container orchestration tool in DC/OS supports two types of checks to test the availability of applications: health checks and readiness checks. Health checks monitor the availability of an application's instances throughout the lifetime of the application. Readiness checks allow you to indicate when an application has finished initializing. In this Lab, you will see how to keep your applications up and running automatically by configuring health checks for your Marathon applications in DC/OS.
Upon completion of this Lab you will be able to:
- Add health and readiness checks to Marathon applications
- Describe the differences between health and readiness checks
- Diagnose issues related to health and readiness checks
You should be familiar with:
- Basic DC/OS concepts including master nodes, agents, services, tasks, and Marathon
- Working at the command-line in Linux
- AWS services to optionally understand the architecture of the pre-created DC/OS cluster
Before completing the Lab instructions, the environment will look as follows:
After completing the Lab instructions, the environment should look similar to:
About the Author
Logan has been involved in software development and research for over eleven years, including six years in the cloud. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.