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Configuring Kubernetes Pods

Kubernetes offers a variety of ways in which pods can be customized and configured. This allows you to design your applications in Kubernetes in a way that meets your particular needs. In this lab, we will go through the process of setting up a highly customized Kubernetes pod that utilizes several of the available options for configuring pods. This will help you become more familiar with pod configuration and give you the chance to work with a variety of configuration options hands-on.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 30m
Clock icon Mar 31, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a ConfigMap Called `candy-service-config` to Store the Container's Configuration Data

    1. Create a file called candy-service-config.yml that contains the ConfigMap definition.
    2. Use the file to create the ConfigMap in the cluster.
  2. Challenge

    Create a Kubernetes Secret Called `db-password` to Store the Database Password

    1. Create a file called db-password-secret.yml to store the secret definition.
    2. Create the secret in the cluster using the file.

    Note: In a real-world scenario, you should delete this file after creating the object since it contains sensitive data!

  3. Challenge

    Create the Pod for the `candy-service` Application According to the Provided Specification

    1. Create the pod definition in a file located at /home/cloud_user/candy-service-pod.yml.
    2. Create the pod in the cluster.
    3. Make sure your pod is up and running.

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