In the last post I mentioned there are resources that have already gone through that do a better job than me in helping you understand containers and Kubernetes.
So if you are a virtualization admin like me and want to make 2018 the year you know enough to be dangerous I suggest the following resources.
- Do Nigel Poulton’s Docker Deep Dive. A foundational understanding to containers will help the orchestration parts make sense.https://app.pluralsight.com/library/
- Read Nigel’s The Kubernetes Book
- Do Kubernetes the Hard Way. Once you see this the options that make K8s easier will seem a lot cooler and you will understand what they do in the background.
- Go and Play with Docker and Kubernetes. Free sandboxes for you to try out.
Start thinking: Does this app need a VM or a container? Once you are asking the question you will begin to think critically about the choices.
I am not sure we all need to move 100% off of VM’s today. Starting to ask the questions will help prepare us to provide these services to our customers when the workloads and workflows that require them to arise.