Setting up a cluster in GCP

The first thing we need to start playing with in Kubernetes is a cluster. There are several options, but we are going to use GKE as we have already signed for the trial and there should be enough credit in there for going through the full book.

Another option if you did not sign for the trial on GCP is Minikube. Minikube is an out-of-the-box, easy-to-install local cluster that runs on VMs and is a very good tool for experimenting with new features without being afraid of breaking something.

The Minikube project can be found at

Its documentation is fairly comprehensive.

In order to create a cluster in GCP, the first thing we need to do is open the container engine in the online ...

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