A new free learning resource from VMware has recently made its apparition. After VMworld 2019 US announce with project Pacific, about the integration of Kubernetes directly into the heart of vSphere and ESXi, it's time to learn more about Kubernetes.
Kubernetes academy is a completely free online training resource available to anyone.
Kubernetes Academy courses are video lessons developed by expert instructors including Scott Lowe, which is known from the past as a successful author of Mastering VMware vSphere. Scott's blog has changed over the years as he switched little bit of his content, but he's working at Cloud Native Apps Business Unit which rejoined VMware as part of the Heptio acquisition back in November 2018.
What we'll find inside the VMware Kubernetes Academy?
- Containers 101: This course lays the groundwork for your Kubernetes journey. You’ll learn foundational knowledge on containers and how they work.
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- Kubernetes 101: This course lays out the case for container orchestration and provides an overview of the concepts underlying Kubernetes, the leading container orchestration platform.
- Kubernetes in Depth: From Kubernetes architecture to quick dives into Kubernetes object types, the Kubernetes in Depth course covers the concepts that help you understand how Kubernetes works.
- Interacting with Kubernetes: Understanding how Kubernetes works is important but equally important is understanding how to interact with Kubernetes. This course provides an overview of kubectl and ingress, two necessary components for interacting with Kubernetes.
- How to Prepare for the CKA Exam: The CKA and CKAD certifications are fast becoming the globally recognized IT certifications in the industry’s fastest-growing technology—Kubernetes. This course will take you through a learning path of exam-focused preparation. It covers key resources and documents, the format of the exams, and how the exams are scored. The course also walks you through key command-line setups that can help both during the exams and throughout your wider Kubernetes journey
After creating your free online profile there, you'll be able to start any of the available course. Each course has several lessons.
For now, there are 5 courses going from the beginner level, through intermediate with a possibility of certification.
But expect more content to be added quickly.
It is a free, product-agnostic Kubernetes and cloud-native technology education platform. As Kubernetes adoption continues to soar, Kubernetes Academy provides an accessible learning path to advance your skillset, regardless of where you are on your Kubernetes journey. Learning a new technology can be challenging, especially one as young as Kubernetes. If you find yourself eager to learn more about Kubernetes but you’re short on time, Kubernetes Academy was made with you in mind.
VMware is really getting serious about containers and Kubernetes. The next major release of vSphere will have Kubernetes built-in so you'll be able to manage side-by-side your VMs as well as containers and the applications running inside. VMware Kubernetes academy is a free learning resource.
This is not the only resource on containers and Docker out there. There are many others, even more, simple and more basic, for real beginners. However, the content will evolve rapidly here with 5 instructors working on the lessons.
VMware has announced project Pacific during VMworld US this year. To the IT admin, Project Pacific looks like vSphere – but with the new ability to manage a whole application instead of always dealing with the individual VMs that make it up.
There will be a new concept – A Namespace. A Namespace in Kubernetes is a collection of resource objects (containers, VMs, disks, etc..). The Kubernetes Namespaces will be transposed to model modern applications and all of their parts. So there will be all the same operations that can do on VMs (vMotion, other VM operations such as changes of resources, Qos, Security, availability…) will work on Namespaces too.
The Kubernetes control plane will be integrated directly into ESXi and vCenter, so vCenter will have a view on individual applications and VMs.
Check Project Pacific Technical overview for further reading.
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