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What is Kubernetes? :ship:
Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery.
Source: What is Kubernetes
Kubernetes is known to be a descendant of Google’s system BORG
The first unified container-management system developed at Google was the system we internally call Borg.
It was built to manage both long-running services and batch jobs, which had previously been handled by two separate
systems: Babysitter and the Global Work Queue. The latter’s architecture strongly influenced Borg, but was focused on
batch jobs; both predated Linux control groups.
Source: Kubernetes Past
Date of Birth
Kubernetes celebrates its birthday every year on 21st July. Kubernetes 1.0 was released on July 21 2015, after being first announced to the public at Dockercon in June 2014.
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- Bootkube - CoreOS - Cloud Agnostic
- Breeze - CentOS - Cloud Agnostic
- Conjure-up - Ubuntu - Cloud Agnostic
- Docker for MAC - Run Kubernetes and Docker locally on your MAC (Edge Channel)
- Docker for Windows - Run Kubernetes and Docker locally on your Windows PC (Edge Channel)
- eksctl - The official CLI for Amazon EKS
- Juju - Ubuntu - Cloud Agnostic
- k3s - Lightweight Kubernetes. Easy to install, half the memory, all in a binary less than 40mb
- kind - A tool for running local Kubernetes clusters using Docker container “nodes”
- Kops - OS Agnostic - AWS
- Kube-ansible - OS Agnostic - Cloud Agnostic
- Kube-aws - CoreOS - AWS
- Kubeadm - OS Agnostic - Cloud Agnostic
- KubeNow - Ubuntu - Cloud Agnostic
- Kubernetes-Saltstack -
systemd OS - Cloud Agnostic
- Kubespray - OS Agnostic - Cloud Agnostic
- Kubicorn - OS Agnostic - Cloud Agnostic
- Kublr - OS Agnostic - On-Prem - Cloud Agnostic
- Linode - CoreOS - Linode
- matchbox - CoreOS - Network boot and provision Container Linux clusters (e.g. etcd3, Kubernetes, more).
- MetalK8s - CentOS - On-Prem - Cloud Agnostic - Apache-2.0
- MicroK8s - A single package of k8s that installs on 42 flavours of Linux
- Minikube - Run Kubernetes locally
- RKE - OS Agnostic - Cloud Agnostic
- sealos - Simple kubernetes HA installer
- Simplekube -
systemd OS - Cloud Agnostic
- Supergiant - CoreOS - Cloud Agnostic
- Terraform - CoreOS - AWS
- Typhoon - Container Linux - Cloud Agnostic
- aks-engine - AKS Engine is the easiest way to provision a self-managed Kubernetes cluster on Azure.
Official resources from the Kubernetes team
Official release notes from the Kubernetes team on Stable Kubernetes Releases
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### Cluster Managers
- Cisco Container Platform
- Gardener - Alibaba, AWS, Azure, GCP, and OpenStack cluster manager
- Gravity - Formerly Telekube
- Kublr - AWS, Azure, GCP, vSphere, vCloud Director, and On-Prem cluster manager
- PKS - Cluster manager by Pivotal, VMWare and Google
### Developer Platform
- DevSpace - Build, test and run code directly inside any Kubernetes cluster
- Draft - a tool for developers to create cloud native applications with Kubernetes
- Eclipse Che - cloud development workspaces with SSH and multi-user support
- Garden - Orchestrates your development workflows to make developing microservices faster and easier.
- Knative - Platform to build, deploy, and manage modern serverless workloads
- Okteto - Develop directly in any Kubernetes cluster. No commit, build or push required.
- Spring Cloud integration
### Enterprise Kubernetes Products
### Public/Private Cloud
Kubernetes Platform as a Service providers
Interactive Learning Environments
Learn Kubernetes using an interactive environment without requiring downloads or configuration
MOOC Courses / Tutorials
List of available free online courses(MOOC) and tutorials
Study of Various different case studies
Persistent Volume Providers
List of some Persistent Volume Providers for Kubernetes.Check out Persistent Volume Providers for more info
Container Storage Interface Plugins
List of some Container Storage Interface plugins for Kubernetes. Check out Kubernetes-CSI for more info
Developer Libraries/ Scripts
List of some libraries & scripts for executions and good referrals
Kubernetes-related projects that you might find helpful
Projects built to make life with Kubernetes even better, more powerful, more scalable
- CNAB - CNABs facilitate the bundling, installing and managing of container-native apps - and their coupled services.
- Helm - For further information, please check out - Awesome Helm.
- Cloudsmith - A fully managed package management SaaS, with first-class support for public and private Kubernetes registries (Docker + Helm Charts, plus many others).
To maintain regular surveillance over kubernetes
- BotKube - App that helps you monitor your Kubernetes cluster, debug critical deployments & gives recommendations for the standard practices
- eventrouter - simple introspective kubernetes service that forwards events to a specified sink.
- Goldpinger display, monitor and alert on inter-cluster connectivity
- Grafana Kubernetes App
- kail - Kubernetes Log Viewer. Streams logs from all containers of all matching pods.
- Kubebox - Terminal console for Kubernetes
- Kubedash - Deprecated repository is archived and read-only
- Kubernetes Operational View - read-only system dashboard for multiple K8s clusters
- K8Dash - Realtime K8S alternative dashboard
- Kubernetes Web View - list and view all Kubernetes resources (incl. CRDs) with permalink-friendly URLs in a plain-HTML frontend
- Kubespy - Tools for observing Kubernetes resources in real time, powered by Pulumi.
- New Relic - Kubernetes monitoring and visualization service.
- NexClipper - An open source software for monitoring Kubernetes and containers.
- Outcold Solutions - monitoring Kubernetes, OpenShift and Docker in Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud (metrics and log forwarding)
- Sysdig Monitoring
- Sysdig Open Source
- The Elastic Stack - An open-source solution for monitoring and visualising K8s metrics, logs, application traces and more.
- Weave Scope
- kube-state-metrics - Simple service that listens to the Kubernetes API server and generates metrics about the state of the objects.
- loki - Loki is a horizontally-scalable, highly-available, multi-tenant log aggregation system inspired by Prometheus.
- Loghouse - Efficiently store big amounts of your logs (in ClickHouse database), process them using a simple query language and monitor them online through web UI.
Test your applications running on Kubernetes
- chaoskube - periodically kills random pods in your Kubernetes cluster
- k8s-testsuite - Helm chart for network and loadtesting of a Kubernetes cluster
- kboom - The Kubernetes scale & soak load tester
- kind - A single node cluster to run your CI tests against thats ready in 30 seconds
- kube-monkey - Chaos Monkey for Kubernetes clusters
- Kubeadm-dind-cluster - multi-node test cluster based on kubeadm
- Litmus - Chaos engineering for stateful workloads on Kubernetes
- PowerfulSeal - kills targeted pods and machines to test your software reliability
- Sonobuoy - Diagnostic tool that runs Kubernetes conformance tests
- KubeInvaders - Gamified Chaos engineering tool for Kubernetes Clusters. It is like Space Invaders but alien ships are pods.
Build-test-deploy automated workflow software designed to make production environments more stable and life better for engineers
- Jenkins X - automated CI/CD for Kubernetes with GitOps Promotion and Preview Environments on Pull Requests using best of breed OSS tools like: Jenkins, Helm, Skaffold, Kaniko, Knative Build, Knative Pipeline and Prow
- Apollo - Open Source application providing teams with self service UI for creating and deploying their services to Kubernetes.
- Argo CD - Declarative continuous deployment for Kubernetes.
- autoapply - Automatically apply changes from a Git repository to a Kubernetes cluster
- Buildkite - Lean CI/CD cloud hosted control plane with agents on your infrastructure.
- Codefresh - Kubernetes CI/CD platform (with private Docker and Helm Chart repositories)
- k8s-deploy-helper - Framework to easily deploy Kubernetes applications via GitLab.
- Shipper - Kubernetes native multi-cluster canary or blue-green rollouts using Helm.
- Weave Flux – GitOps reconcoliation operator
- Werf - GitOps tool with advanced features to build images and deploy them to Kubernetes. Integrates with any existing CI system.
A list of linux containers supported by kubernetes.
Secret generation and management
- Kubernetes Resource Report - report Kubernetes cluster and pod resource requests vs usage and generate static HTML
- Kubeapps - A web-based UI for deploying and managing applications in Kubernetes clusters
- Polaris - An open source dashboard for Kubernetes best practices
- Octant - A web-based, highly extensible platform for developers to better understand the complexity of Kubernetes clusters.
- Kontena Lens - The Ultimate Dashboard For Kubernetes.
- click - A CLI focused REPL for quickly interacting with Kubernetes objects.
- kube-prompt - Interactive kubernetes client built using go-prompt.
- kube-ps1 - Kubernetes prompt helper for bash and zsh.
- Kube-shell - Integrated shell for working with the Kubernetes CLI
- kube-tmux - Kubernetes tmux plugin to display the current context and namespace
- Kubectl Aliases - Aliases for Kubectl
- kubectl-plugins - A collection of kubectl plugins handling everything from easy context switches to connecting to a container as any user (root included) via exec. Slightly tailored towards GKE users.
- kubectl-trace - Schedule bpftrace programs on your kubernetes cluster using this kubectl plugin
- kubectx - switch between clusters on kubectl
- kubens - switch between namespaces on kubectl
- kubensx - Simpler Cluster/User/Namespace switching for Kubernetes (featuring interactive mode and wildcard/fuzzy matching).
- Kubesh - Work around kubectl
- stern - Multi pod and container log tailing
- Vikube - Kubernetes operations from Vim, in Vim
- K9s - Kubernetes CLI To Manage Your Clusters In Style!
- tubectl - Kubernetes CLI on steroids with pattern matching
- webkubectl - A web based tool helps you to manage kubernetes credentials and run kubectl command in web browser.
Application deployment orchestration
- kapitan - Manage complex deployments using jsonnet and jinja2
- kubecfg - Combines jsonnet and kubectl to let you declare systems in an easy to override way
- kustomize - Customization using partial specs
- Pulumi - Provides a SDK for k8s deployments targeting on-premises clusters and major cloud vendors’ managed services.
- Cue - A data constraint language which aims to simplify tasks involving defining and using data. Cue is a superset of JSON
- ytt - YAML templating tool that works on YAML structure allowing you to focus on your data instead of how to properly escape it.
- FfDL - Deep Learning Platform offering TensorFlow, Caffe, PyTorch etc. as a Service on Kubernetes
- kubeflow - Machine Learning Toolkit for Kubernetes.
- mxnet-operator - Tools for ML/MXNet on Kubernetes.
- Polyaxon - An open source platform for reproducible machine learning and deep learning on kubernetes
- seldon-core - Open source framework for deploying machine learning models on Kubernetes
- TensorFlow k8s
- kube-score - Kubernetes object analysis with recommendations for improved reliability and security
- popeye - Kubernetes cluster resource sanitzer
Backup and Disaster Recovery
- Velero - Utility for managing backup and restore of Kubernetes clusters. Formerly Heptio Ark.
- K8up - Kubernetes and OpenShift Backup Operator based on restic
- burry.sh - Cloud Native backup and recovery for etcd, zookeeper and consul
- kube-backup - Sync kubernetes state to git.
- Kyverno - Kubernetes Native Policy Management
Some of the awesome findings and experiments on using Kubernetes with Raspberry Pi.
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A list of some credible certifications to certify yourself as Kubernetes expert
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- Ahmet Alp Balkan, Software Engineer at Google & Google Kubernetes Engine
- Aparna Sinha, Group Product Manager - Kubernetes at Google
- Arun Gupta, Principal Open Source Technologist at Amazon Web Services
- Brandon Philips, CTO at CoreOS
- Brendan Burns, Partner Architect at Microsoft
- Brian Grant, Principal Engineer at Google, Lead Architect of Kubernetes
- Carlos Sanchez, Senior Software Engineer, CloudBees
- Chris Aniszczyk, Chief Operating Officer at Cloud Native Computing Foundation
- Eric Tune, Senior Staff Engineer at Google
- Ihor Dvoretskyi, Developer Advocate at Cloud Native Computing Foundation
- Jessie Frazzelle, Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft
- Joe Beda, Founder and CTO at Heptio
- Joseph Jacks, Entrepreneur In Residence at Quantum Corporation
- Kelsey Hightower, Staff Developer Advocate at Google
- Kris Nova, Engineer at Heptio, Creator of Kubicorn
- Michelle Noorali, Software Engineer at Microsoft
- Paris Pittman, Developer Relations Manager - Kubernetes at Google
- Patrick Reilly, Office of the CTO at Cisco, Cisco board of member for CNCF
- Tim Hockin, Senior Staff SW Engineer / Engineering Manager at Google
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