70 Best Kubernetes Tutorials

70 Best Kubernetes Tutorials

Valuable Kubernetes tutorials from multiple sources, classified into the following categories: Kubernetes AWS and Azure tutorials, networking tutorials, clustering and federation tutorials and more.

In this page: The complete list of Kubernetes Tutorials

What is Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an open source container orchestration platform developed by Google for managing microservices or containerized applications across a distributed cluster of nodes. Kubernetes is highly resilient and supports zero downtime, rollback, scaling, and self-healing of containers. The main objective of Kubernetes is to hide the complexity of managing a fleet of containers. It can run on bare metal machines or on public or private cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure and OpenStack. Kubernetes follows a client-server architecture.


Main Components of the Kubernetes Master Server

  • etcd cluster - a distributed key value storage that stores Kubernetes cluster data
  • kube-apiserver -the central management entity that receives all REST requests for modifications to cluster elements

  • kube-controller-manager - runs controller processes like replication controller (sets number of replicas in a pod) and endpoints controller (populates services, pods and other objects)
  • cloud-controller-manager -responsible for managing controller processes with dependencies on the underlying cloud provider
  • kube-scheduler - helps schedule the pods (a co-located group of containers inside which our application processes are running) on the cluster nodes based on resource utilization


Main components of the Kubernetes Node (Worker) Server

  • kubelet - the main service on a node, taking in new or modified pod specifications from kube-apiserver, and ensuring that pods and containers are healthy and running
  • kube-proxy - runs on each worker node to deal with individual host subnetting and expose services

kubectl is a command line tool that interacts with kube-apiserver and send commands to the master node. Each command is converted into an API call.

High level Kubernetes architecture showing a cluster with a master and two worker nodes (image source)

Kubernetes Tutorials

Kubernetes is a complex system, and learning step by step is the best way to gain expertise. In this page we're compiled all the valuable Kubernetes tutorials from multiple sources - from the big players like Google, Amazon and Microsoft, to individual bloggers and community members. Tutorials are classified into the following categories:

Kubernetes Beginner Tutorials

Kubernetes Basic Tutorials

Kubernetes AWS and Azure Tutorials

Kops Tutorials

Kubernetes Vagrant Tutorials

Kubernetes OpenStack Tutorials

Kubernetes Clustering and Federation Tutorials

Kubernetes and the CI/CD Pipeline

Kubernetes Networking Tutorials

Kubernetes Helm Tutorials

Kubernetes Node.js Tutorials

Kubernetes Python/Django Tutorials

Kubernetes with Other Frameworks: Ruby/Rails, Spring, Neo4j

Kubernetes Monitoring and Prometheus Tutorials

Kubernetes on Windows and Mac

Kubernetes Tutorials in Other Environments

Older Kubernetes Tutorials, But Still Worth a Look

Just a Few Steps Away from Mastering Kubernetes...

Kubernetes is extremely powerful but has a steep learning curve. We hope this compilation of tutorials will help you make your next steps towards expertise in this important platform. 

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