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Introducing A Beginner’s Guide to Kubernetes


Linode’s Documentation team recently released a comprehensive five-part tutorial to help readers discover and implement the Kubernetes container orchestration system, often referred to as k8s.

A Beginner’s Guide to Kubernetes answers fundamental questions and introduces essential principles of Kubernetes. The guide is supplemented by a reference and glossary to explain new terminology while progressing through the tutorials or learning k8s.

Choose a section to tackle or jump into the full guide:

  • Part 1 introduces basic Kubernetes concepts and the k8s API
  • Part 2 tackles the Kubernetes Master and Nodes, and the Control Plane
  • Part 3 examines objects – Pods, Services, Volumes, and Namespaces – that represent your application, its networking, and disk resources
  • Part 4 explores the role of Controllers in managing aspects of Kubernetes clusters
  • Part 5 gives a brief overview of Kubernetes networking and covers some more advanced topics like sets, autoscaling, and Jobs

Linode offers several options for users to easily deploy a Kubernetes cluster, including the Linode CLI’s k8s-alpha plugin and Rancher integrations.

If you get lost or need help deploying Kubernetes, Linode’s Troubleshooting Kubernetes doc offers solutions for common situations you might find yourself in.

We hope you enjoy reading A Beginner’s Guide to Kubernetes. Please comment on the guide with your thoughts and feedback.

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