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Creating Kubernetes Pods

Pods are the essential building-block of any Kubernetes application. When learning to use Kubernetes, one of the first things you will need to know is how to create pods. This lab will guide you through the process of creating a simple pod with a few basic settings. After completing this lab, you will know how to create pods, and you will be ready to begin exploring Kubernetes more deeply in the future.

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

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  1. Challenge

    Create a yaml file containing the pod spec for the nginx pod.

    Create a file in /home/cloud_user/nginx.yml with this content:

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Pod
      name: nginx
      namespace: web
      - name: nginx
        image: nginx
        command: ["nginx"]
        args: ["-g", "daemon off;", "-q"]
        - containerPort: 80
  2. Challenge

    Create the pod.

    Create the pod from the yaml file:

    kubectl create -f /home/cloud_user/nginx.yml

    You should see the pod listed with this command:

    kubectl get pods -n web

    It should have a status of Running.

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