Dave Rensin, who directs Global Cloud Support and Services at Google, explains piece-by-piece how this system works. If you’ve created at least one simple container with Docker, you’ll understand how to get started with Kubernetes by using one of several options.
- Examine pods, a collection of containers bundled and scheduled together
- Run through volumes, the filesystems your container can see and use
- Create and organize pods with labels and annotations
- Use replication controllers to manage replicas: multiple copies of a pod
- Set up services, long-lived endpoints that identify a set of pods in your cluster
- Get started using your own servers, VMs from the public cloud, or a managed offering from a major cloud provider
- Find examples on GitHub of Kubernetes in use, including WordPress and Guestbook