Kubernetes the Hard Way

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Kubernetes The Hard Way

This tutorial will walk you through setting up Kubernetes the hard way. This guide is not for people looking for a fully automated command to bring up a Kubernetes cluster. If that's you then check out Google Container Engine , or the Getting Started Guides .

This tutorial is optimized for learning, which means taking the long route to help people understand each task required to bootstrap a Kubernetes cluster.

Target Audience

The target audience for this tutorial is someone planning to support a production Kubernetes cluster and wants to understand how everything fits together. After completing this tutorial I encourage you to automate away the manual steps presented in this guide.

Cluster Details

  • Kubernetes 1.3.0
  • Docker 1.11.2
  • CNI Based Networking
  • Secure communication between all components (etcd, control plane, workers)
  • Default Service Account and Secrets

What's Missing

The resulting cluster will be missing the following items:


The following labs assume you have a working Google Cloud Platform account and a recent version of the Google Cloud SDK (116.0.0+) installed. While GCP will be used for basic infrastructure needs, the things learned in this tutorial apply to every platform.


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