Kubernetes in Production

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This project is part of the liveProject series Kubernetes in Production
basic Docker • intermediate Kubernetes
skills learned
deploying centralized logging and monitoring • running an ingress controller • configuring an ingress controller
Elton Stoneman
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll improve on half-finished legacy work to add security, logging, and centralized monitoring to a Kubernetes cluster. Picking up where a previous employee left off, you’ll implement the final requirements of a Kubernetes application so that it’s ready to go live. You’ll establish secure access for testers and SREs, set up log collection and storage with the EFK stack, and deploy and configure the Prometheus tool to collect metrics from all the application components. Finally, you’ll set up an HTTP certificate and an ingress controller to listen for incoming traffic so it can be routed to your company’s domain. When you’re finished, you’ll be ready to flip the switch and set your application live!

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 observability
  • A text editor with support for YAML files
  • Basics of a CLI such as PowerShell or Linux shells
  • Monitoring apps with metrics and dashboards
  • Accessing application logs from a central search UI
  • Routing Internet traffic with DNS names
  • Applying role-based access control

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn production and ongoing operations skills that are essential for keeping your app secure and reliable in the first deployment and beyond.

  • Creating certificates for users to access the cluster
  • Deploying a centralized logging stack with Elasticsearch, Fluent Bit, and Kibana (EFK)
  • Deploying a centralized monitoring stack with Prometheus and Grafana
  • Configuring application components to export metrics for Prometheus
  • Running an ingress controller to be the single entrypoint for web traffic
  • Configuring ingress rules for HTTP and HTTPS traffic


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