Kubernetes Microservices
Richard Chesterwood
  • Course duration: 12h 18m
See it. Learn it. Do it! Microservices designs require you to change how you build and deploy applications. Instead of creating a tightly-integrated collection of related components, microservices employ a system of single-purpose mini-applications that cooperate as a system. This can get tricky quickly when you’re in a distributed cloud-based environment with lots of moving parts. Kubernetes, a component management system developed by Google, provides a configurable layer for deploying, managing, and scaling the parts of a microservices application. Combined with the Docker container system, Kubernetes makes deploying and monitoring microservices on a cloud system like AWS much safer and more stable than using home-brewed processes. In the comprehensive Kubernetes Microservices video course, expert instructor Richard Chesterwood teaches you to deploy and monitor microservice systems on AWS using Kubernetes, Docker, and other industry-standard tools.

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This course was created independently by big data expert Richard Chesterwood and is distributed by Manning through our exclusive liveVideo platform.

About the subject

Kubernetes, aka K8S, is a container orchestration system perfect for automating the management, scaling, and deployment of microservice applications. This incredibly popular framework allows you to manage hundreds or thousands of containers at production scale. It’s backed by a passionate open-source community, and can run practically anywhere. It’s also an incredibly-valuable skill to have on your resume. Google has trusted it to run its production workloads for more than 15 years. Companies like them and other happy Kubernetes users—including IBM, Ocado Technology, and Github—will be on the lookout for Kubernetes-savvy developers.

About the video

In Microservices Kubernetes, seasoned instructor Richard Chesterwood takes you through the process of getting a microservice system running on a production cluster, with the help of visual examples and real-world exercises. You’ll explore pods and replica sets, and you’ll run Kubernetes locally using Minikube, an easy-to-use tool designed for that purpose. You’ll also learn which factors and tradeoffs to consider when making decisions about managing complex microservice systems. You’ll complete the first part of this illuminating liveVideo course on your standalone development computer. Then you’ll move to the cloud where you'll use a real AWS account. Working in a realistic production environment gives you hands-on experience monitoring your system using industry-standard tools such as ELK/Elastic Stack, Prometheus, and Grafana. As you go, you’ll practice priceless Kubernetes skills like container deployment, live cluster monitoring, log analysis, and more!

Because microservices systems can be complex to set up, this course comes with a pre-built application to deploy and run. And don’t worry if you’re not a Microservices guru! Along the way, Richard offers experience-driven insight into the design and implementation of these systems.
Table of Contents detailed table of contents



Welcome to Kubernetes

Introducing Kubernetes

Hand-on Project

Installing Minikube

Setting up Virtualization

(Windows 10 Professional Only): Setting up Hyper-V

Installing kubectl and minikube

Troubleshooting Minikube

Docker QuickStart

Docker Overview

Docker Containers vs Images

Running Containers from DockerHub

Getting Started with Kubernetes - Pods

Pods Overview

Writing a Pod

Running a Pod



NodePort and ClusterIP

Pod Selection with Labels

Exercise: Deploy ActiveMQ as a Pod and Service

Exercise: Deploy ActiveMQ as a Pod and Service



Writing a ReplicaSet

Applying a ReplicaSet


Deployments Overview

Managing Rollouts

Networking and Service Discovery

Networking Overview

Namespaces - kube-system

Accessing MySQL from a Pod

Cygwin extra - fixing the terminal with winpty

Service Discovery

Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN)

Microservice Architectures

An Introduction to Microservices

Introduction to Microservices Part 2

Fleetman Microservices - setting the scene

Deploying the Queue

Deploying the Position Simulator

Inspecting Pod Logs

Deploying the Position Tracker

Deploying the API Gateway

Deploying the Webapp



Upgrading to a Mongo Pod

Mongo Service

Expanding the Minikube VM

Volume Mounts



StorageClasses and Binding

Deploying to the AWS Cloud

Getting started with AWS

Introducing Kops

Installing the Kops Environment

Configuring your first cluster

Running the Cluster

Provisioning SSD drives with a StorageClass

Deploying the Fleetman Workload

Setting up a real Domain Name

Surviving Node Failure

Replicating Pods

Deleting the Cluster

Deleting the Cluster

Restarting the Cluster

Logging a Cluster

Introducing the ELK / ElasticStack

Installing the Stack

Kibana - first look

Setting Filters and Refreshes

Demo: analysing a system failure

Kibana Dashboards

Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana

Monitoring a Cluster

Helm Package Manager

Installing Prometheus Operator

Working with Grafana

The Alert Manager


Setting up a Slack Channel

Configuring the AlertManager

Applying the config with a Secret

Dealing with Alerts

What happens if the Master Node crashes?

Case Study: Troubleshooting a "Delinquent" node




This course assumes you’re a competent developer familiar with typical application back ends. Some experience with working from the Linux command line, as well as with Docker and AWS is helpful, although not absolutely necessary.

What you will learn

  • Deploy containers to a Kubenetes cluster
  • Run Kubernetes in AWS using the Kops management tool
  • Monitor a live cluster using Prometheus and Grafana
  • Analyze system-wide logs using the ELK Stack
  • Handle alerts by notifying Slack channels

About the instructor

Richard Chesterwood has been developing high-quality software systems for 25 years. Passionate about great technical education, he’s been delivering training courses worldwide for the last 15 years, particularly in the area DevOps. He currently manages several large scale microservices projects in the cloud.

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