High level overview of common resources

Kubernetes overview

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  • To work with Kubernetes, you use Kubernetes API objects to describe your cluster’s desired state
  • You set your desired state by creating objects using the Kubernetes API, typically via the command-line interface, kubectl
  • You can also use the Kubernetes API directly to interact with the cluster and set or modify your desired state
  • Kubernetes Control Plane works to make the cluster’s current state match the desired state
  • Kubernetes performs a variety of tasks automatically
    • such as starting or restarting containers
    • scaling the number of replicas of a given application
    • and a lot more

Kubernetes Master

The Kubernetes Master is a collection of three processes that run on a single node in your cluster, which is designated as the master node. Those processes are

Kubernetes Node

Each individual non-master node in your cluster runs two processes:

  • kubelet, which communicates with the Kubernetes Master
  • kube-proxy, a network proxy which reflects Kubernetes networking services on each node

Kubernetes Objects

Kubernetes contains a number of abstractions that represent the state of your system. These abstractions are represented by objects in the Kubernetes API; see the Kubernetes Objects overview for more details.

Basic Objects

The basic Kubernetes objects include:

Higher Level Abstractions

In addition, Kubernetes contains a number of higher-level abstractions called Controllers. Controllers build upon the basic objects, and provide additional functionality and convenience features. They include