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Kubernetes Operators Intermediate

This course serves as an introduction to Kubernetes operators. Operators are a design pattern for building and deploying an application onto a Kubernetes cluster such that it can be used in the same manner as core Kubernetes resources.

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At a Glance

This course serves as an introduction to Kubernetes operators. Operators are a design pattern for building and deploying an application onto a Kubernetes cluster such that it can be used in the same manner as core Kubernetes resources.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course serves as an introduction to Kubernetes operators. Operators are a design pattern for building and deploying an application onto a Kubernetes cluster such that it can be used in the same manner as core Kubernetes resources. It covers the internal architecture of operators and how they fit into the larger Kubernetes ecosystem, as well as how to build basic operators using Operator-sdk. Operator-sdk is a command line tool for scaffolding operators, generating the code skeleton and Kubernetes yaml needed to deploy the operator.

This course is of interest to anyone who wants to learn how to deploy and manage applications on Kubernetes using a more Kubernetes-native style, such as Kubernetes application devlopers, architects, or operators. It is also of interest to consumers of Kubernetes applications users interested in learning how some of the applications they use work internalally. It features hands-on labs that have you constructing and deploying real operators on a live Kubernetes cluster.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this course you will learn about:

  • What a Kubernetes operator is
  • Why you would want to use an operator
  • The basic internal architecture of an operator
  • How to build a basic operator using
    • Golang
    • Helm
    • Ansible

    COURSE SYLLABUS

    Module 1 - Intro to Operators and Building your first Golang operator

    • Overview of operators
    • Overview of basic Kubernetes architecture
    • Architecture of an operator
    • Hands-on Lab
      • Build a Golang operator with Operator-sdk

    Module 2 - Building your first Helm operator

    • Overview of Helm operators
    • Hands-on Lab
      • Build a Helm operator with Operator-sdk

    Module 3 - Building your first Ansible operator

    • Overview of Ansible operators
    • Hands-on Lab
      • Build an Ansible operator with Operator-sdk

    REQUIREMENTS

    Basic familiarity with Kubernetes (i.e. creating/updating/deleting Kubernetes resources such as Pods and Services)

    The labs in this course cover the creation, deployment, and use of operators on a Kubernetes cluster. It assumes you are already familiar with the basics of Kubernetes, such as using kubectl to create resources on a Kubernetes cluster.

    The requirements for the hands-on labs are as follows:

    • Requirements for all hands-on labs
    • Operator-sdk v1.5.0+ installed
    • Kubectl v1.17.0+ installed
    • Admin access to a Kubernetes cluster. The next section covers how to provision a small cluster for free on IBM Cloud if you do not have a one already.
    • Docker v3.2.2+ installed
    • Access to a Docker image repository such as Docker Hub or quay.io

    COURSE INSTRUCTORS

    Jonathan Berkhahn  is an open source software contributor for IBM. He’s worked on various OSS cloud computing projects such as Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes and currently contributes to Operator-sdk and related projects.

    Martin Hickey  works on the Open Technology team at IBM focusing on open source software. He is a regular contributor to open source and a core maintainer for Helm. He has also contributed previously to the OpenStack and Elastic communities. Martin enjoys speaking at conferences and meet-ups. He has many years’ experience in the creation of enterprise software for different industries, from Telcos to Cloud.

     


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Estimated Effort

6 hours

Level

Intermediate

Skills You Will Learn

Containers, Kubernetes

Language

English

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