Hands-On Kubernetes on Windows
- Run, deploy, and orchestrate containers on the Windows platform with this Kubernetes book
- Use Microsoft SQL Server 2019 as a data store to deploy Kubernetes applications written in .NET Framework
- Set up a Kubernetes development environment and deploy clusters with Windows Server 2019 nodes
With the adoption of Windows containers in Kubernetes, you can now fully leverage the flexibility and robustness of the Kubernetes container orchestration system in the Windows ecosystem. This support will enable you to create new Windows applications and migrate existing ones to the cloud-native stack with the same ease as for Linux-oriented cloud applications.
This practical guide takes you through the key concepts involved in packaging Windows-distributed applications into containers and orchestrating these using Kubernetes. You'll also understand the current limitations of Windows support in Kubernetes. As you advance, you'll gain hands-on experience deploying a fully functional hybrid Linux/Windows Kubernetes cluster for development, and explore production scenarios in on-premises and cloud environments, such as Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service.
By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with containerization, microservices architecture, and the critical considerations for running Kubernetes in production environments successfully.
What you will learn
- Understand containerization as a packaging format for applications
- Create a development environment for Kubernetes on Windows
- Grasp the key architectural concepts in Kubernetes
- Discover the current limitations of Kubernetes on the Windows platform
- Provision and interact with a Kubernetes cluster from a Windows machine
- Create hybrid Windows Kubernetes clusters in on-premises and cloud environments
Who this book is for
This book is for software developers, system administrators, DevOps engineers, and architects working with Kubernetes on Windows, Windows Server 2019, and Windows containers. Knowledge of Kubernetes as well as the Linux environment will help you get the most out of this book.
Piotr Tylenda is an experienced DevOps and software engineer with a passion for Kubernetes and Azure technologies. In his projects, he has focused on the adoption of microservices architecture for monolithic applications, developing big data pipelines for e-commerce, and architecting solutions for scalable log and telemetry analytics for hardware. His most notable contribution to Kubernetes' open source ecosystem is the development of Ansible automation for provisioning and deploying hybrid Windows/Linux Kubernetes clusters. Currently, he works at Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen in Denmark in a team developing a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS offering.
- Creating Containers
- Managing State in Containers
- Working with Container Images
- Kubernetes Concepts and Windows Support
- Kubernetes Networking
- Interacting with Kubernetes Clusters
- Deploying a Hybrid On-Premises Kubernetes Cluster
- Deploying a Hybrid Azure Kubernetes Service Engine Cluster
- Deploying Your First Application
- Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and ASP.NET MVC Application
- Configuring Applications to Use Kubernetes Features
- Development Workflow with Kubernetes
- Securing Kubernetes Clusters and Applications
- Monitoring Kubernetes Applications Using Prometheus
- Disaster Recovery
- Production Considerations for Running Kubernetes