Kubernetes on your PC: playing with minikube

In my previous posts on Kubernetes, I have used public cloud providers like AWS or DigitalOcean to spin up test clusters. This is nice and quite flexible - you can create clusters with an arbitrary numbers of nodes, can attach volumes, create load balancers and define networks. However, cloud providers will of course charge for … Continue reading Kubernetes on your PC: playing with minikube

Managing traffic with Kubernetes ingress controllers

In one of the previous posts, we have learned how to expose arbitrary ports to the outside world using services and load balancers. However, we also found that this is not very efficient - in the worst case, the number of load balancers we need equals the number of services. Specifically for HTTP/HTTPS traffic, there … Continue reading Managing traffic with Kubernetes ingress controllers

Watching Kubernetes networking in action

In this post, we will look in some more detail into networking in a Kubernetes cluster. Even though the Kubernetes networking model is independent of the underlying cloud provider, the actual implementation does of course depend on the cloud provider which communicates with Kubernetes through a CNI plugin. I will continue to use EKS, so … Continue reading Watching Kubernetes networking in action

Networking basics – IP routing and the ARP protocol

In the last post in this series, we have covered the basics of the IP protocol - the layout of a network message and the process of fragmentation. However, there is one point which we have not yet discussed. Assume that an application or operating system has actually assembled a message and applied fragmentation so … Continue reading Networking basics – IP routing and the ARP protocol