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Getting Started with Kubernetes by Jonathan Baier

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Our first cluster

Kubernetes is supported on a variety of platforms and OSes. For the examples in this book, I used an Ubuntu 14.04 Linux VirtualBox for my client and Google Compute Engine (GCE) with Debian for the cluster itself. We will also take a brief look at a cluster running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Ubuntu.

Tip

Most of the concepts and examples in this book should work on any installation of a Kubernetes cluster. To get more information on other platform setups, check the Kubernetes getting started page on the following GitHub link:

https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/kubernetes/blob/v1.0.0/docs/getting-started-guides/README.md

First, let's make sure that our environment is properly set up before we install Kubernetes.

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