The hands-on lab is part of these learning paths
Ready for the real environment experience?
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.
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
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:
- Deploy a Stateless Application in a Kubernetes Cluster
- Deploy a Stateful Application in a Kubernetes Cluster.
October 22nd, 2021 - Migrated lab to use EC2 Instance Connect
September 24th, 2021 - Highlighted master and worker node-specific instructions for clarity
August 28th, 2020 - Updated the SSH instructions to reflect the new EC2 user interface
June 30th, 2020 - Resolved an issue causing the Kubernetes package upgrade commands to fail
April 28, 2019 - Updated Lab to use version 1.13 and upgrade to 1.14
January 10th, 2019 - Added a validation Lab Step to check the work you perform in the Lab
Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.