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High Availability and Reliability

In Chapter 2, Creating Kubernetes Clusters, we learned how to create Kubernetes clusters in different environments, experimented with different tools, and created a couple of clusters. Creating a Kubernetes cluster is just the beginning of the story. Once the cluster is up and running, you need to make sure it stays operational.

In this chapter, we will dive into the topic of highly available clusters. This is a complicated topic. The Kubernetes project and the community haven't settled on one true way to achieve high availability nirvana. There are many aspects to highly available Kubernetes clusters, such as ensuring that the control plane can keep functioning in the face of failures, protecting the cluster ...

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