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Create and Manage a Kubernetes Cluster from Scratch

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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam Preparation

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Lab Steps

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Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
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Connecting to the Virtual Machine using SSH
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Installing kubeadm and Its Dependencies
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Initializing the Kubernetes Master Node
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Joining a Worker Node to the Kubernetes Cluster
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Backing Up and Restoring Kubernetes Clusters
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Upgrading Kubernetes Clusters with kubeadm

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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration2h
Students59

Description

Lab Overview

You will create a Kubernetes cluster that adheres to best practices from scratch using the kubeadm cluster bootstrapping utility. You will also perform several cluster management tasks including performing a backup 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:

  • Install Kubernetes master and worker nodes including TLS bootstrapping
  • Implement backups and restore methodologies
  • Perform Kubernetes cluster upgrades
  • Test Kubernetes clusters
  • Evaluate different Kubernetes cluster configurations

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 to this Lab: 

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About the Author

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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, and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.

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