edit: 1/16/2022 – I am putting some basic info first. At some point I will drop in the text for the Kubernetes installation or I should create a post just for that.
edit 1/25/2022 – more notes – a little more organization
This is a place holder. This topic deserves quite a bit of attention. Everything from using Kubernetes to scale computation to creating clusters … or even storage clusters.
We are going to break this discussion into a number of sections.
1 – Theory of Operation
2 – The Installation
3 – Now what – how to I use this thing?
Kubernetes: An Introduction
What is Kubernetes? Put simply Kubernetes is an orchestration system for managing applications. This means managing applications that consist of a collection of containers.
Theory of Operation
We are going to end up with 3 core components.
* Control Plane – the orchestration component responsible for clustering, nodes, pods, services and networking,
* Management Plane – the administrative layer
* Data Plane – traffic handling layer
Let’s talk about Kublet. Kublet is the node agent for Kubernetes. If you have a server that has Docker installed… then you have a server with docker installed. If you want to leverage the machines resources with Kubernetes then installing the Kublet service is used in part to identify and add the server [node] with the rest.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y kubectl
kubectl get nodes
Note if you see something like:
The connection to the server 172.16.105.10:6443 was refused - did you specify the right host or port?
Then certain environment variables haven’t been set – or there are other issues – like making sure computer has the kubelet service started.
sudo kubeadm init --pod-network-cidr=172.16.105.0/24 kubadm token list kubeadm token list kubeadm version kubectl get nodes kubectl get pods
sudo cp -i /etc/kubernetes/admin.conf $HOME/.kube/config sudo chown $(id -u):$(id -g) $HOME/.kube/config
NOTE: After a restart.
Some care will need to be given after restarting your Kerbernetes server.
swapoff -a systemctl stop kubelet systemctl start kubelet kubectl get nodes