Working with Kubernetes Using kubectl

30 minutes
  • 4 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This hands-on lab will provide you with the opportunity to practice your basic `kubectl` skills in a real Kubernetes cluster. You will create and manipulate some simple Kubernetes objects using `kubectl`. This will allow you to exercise your `kubectl` skills.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Use kubectl to Check the Status of Worker Nodes in the Cluster
  • Use kubectl to list all nodes in the cluster
  • Verify the nodes are in the READY state
Get a List of Pods Running in the Cluster
  • Use kubectl to list Pods in the default namespace
  • Verify whether or not these Pods are all up and running
Delete an Existing Pod
  • Delete the Pod named web-frontend
Create a New Pod
  • Create a new Pod called web-frontend
  • Make it run a container with the nginx image

Additional Resources

Your company is using Kubernetes to run some of the infrastructure for its frontend web portal. There have been a few customer-facing issues overnight. You have been asked to check the status of the cluster and perform a few maintenance tasks.

  • Use kubectl to check the status of all nodes in the cluster and make sure they are working
  • Get a list of Pods running in the default namespace and make sure they are all running
  • Delete the web-frontend Pod
  • Create a new web-frontend Pod and running the nginx image
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