Kubernetes Management Techniques
- These commands use helper templates called "generators"
- Every resource in Kubernetes has a specification or "spec"
kubectl create deployment sample --image nginx --dry-run -o yaml
- You can output those templates with
--dry-run -o yaml
- You can use those YAML default as a starting point for your own templates
- Generators are "opinionated defaults"
- image: nginx
- Imperative commands: run, expose, scale, edit, create deployment
- best for dev / learning / personal projects
- easy to learn, hardest to manage over time
- Imperative objects: create -f file.yml, replace -f file.yml, delete -f file.yml
- good for prod of small environments, single file per command
- store your changes in git-based yaml files
- hard to automate
- Declarative objects: apply -f file.yaml or dir\, diff
- best for prod, easier to automate
- harder to understand and predict changes
- Most important rule:
- don't mix these three approaches