Kubernetes in Production

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This project is part of the liveProject series Kubernetes in Production
basics of Docker • intermediate Kubernetes
skills learned
using Helm to create a templated deployment package for different environments • tuning the upgrade configuration for each component • deploying components in a wide spread across servers
Elton Stoneman
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER

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In this liveProject, you’ll go hands-on to build an automated CI/CD pipeline for a Kubernetes-based application so your team can roll out new releases whenever there’s a new feature to go live. The pipeline you build will use the same process to make updates to the application platforms. You’ll work with a pre-deployed and working version of an application as you use Helm to create a single deployment package for all environments, configure safe automated deployments, and use affinity rules and selectors to prepare for high availability.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Elton Stoneman
Elton is a freelance consultant and trainer. He spent most of his career designing and building large enterprise applications, until he discovered the container revolution, joined Docker, and worked with the team for three fast and furious years. Now he helps people break up those old enterprise apps and build new cloud-native apps - and run them all in Docker and Kubernetes. He speaks at conferences and runs training courses all around the world, writes books and video courses, and helps organizations at every stage in their container and cloud journey. Elton’s a 12-time Microsoft MVP and a Docker Captain.


This liveProject is for improving Kubernetes users. You should know a few core Kubernetes concepts like the Kubectl command line and the most common API resources. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basics of Docker
  • Intermediate Kubernetes
  • Basics of Helm
  • A text editor with support for YAML files
  • Basics of a CLI such as PowerShell or Linux shells
  • Choosing between deployment strategies
  • Running CI/CD pipelines
  • Debugging failed application updates

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll master techniques for confidently automating releases onto Kubernetes. These skills are essential for CI/CD pipelines and ensuring that your team can release updates rapidly whenever they need to.

  • Using Helm to create a templated deployment package for different environments
  • Tuning the upgrade configuration for each component
  • Deploying components in a wide spread across servers
  • Running the app in a hybrid Kubernetes cluster
  • Setting up a local build infrastructure
  • Modeling a CI/CD pipeline using Helm to automatically deploy updates to Kubernetes


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