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Exploring a Kubernetes Cluster with kubectl

kubectl is the primary interface most people use in order to work with Kubernetes. This lab will give you a chance to test and hone your kubectl skills with a real Kubernetes cluster. You will have the opportunity to collect information and make changes to the cluster, all using kubectl.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Sep 03, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Get a List of Persistent Volumes Sorted by Capacity

    Use kubectl to get a list of persistent volumes. Ensure this list is sorted by the persistent volume capacity. Store the sorted kubectl output in the file /home/cloud_user/pv_list.txt.

  2. Challenge

    Run a Command Inside the `quark` Pod's Container to Obtain a Key Value

    Locate the quark pod within the beebox-mobile namespace. Run a command inside this pod's container to obtain a key value. The key value is located inside the container's file system in a file called /etc/key/key.txt. Save the key value to a file on the Kube control plane server at /home/cloud_user/key.txt.

  3. Challenge

    Create a Deployment Using a Spec File

    You will find a deployment spec file located at /home/cloud_user/deployment.yml. Using this file, create the deployment it describes in the cluster.

  4. Challenge

    Delete the `beebox-auth` Service

    There is a service in the beebox-mobile namespace called beebox-auth-svc. Delete this service.

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