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Docker and Kubernetes for Java Developers by Jaroslaw Krochmalski

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The Master node

The Master node does not run any containers--it just handles and manages the cluster. The Master is the central control point that provides a unified view of the cluster. There is a single Master node that controls multiple worker nodes, which actually run our containers. The Master automatically handles the scheduling of the Pods across the worker nodes in the cluster -by taking into account the available resources on each node. The structure of the Master node is presented in the following diagram:

Let's dissect the Master node piece by piece, starting with etcd.

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