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Kubernetes Production Readiness and Best Practices Checklist

Complete checklist to ensure your Kubernetes deployments are ready for prime time. We will cover the topics of availability, resource management, security, scalability, and monitoring for Kubernetes.

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Bringing your Kubernetes clusters into a live environment is clearly one of the bigger steps of anyone's cloud-native journey. And it is unquestionably not a step you want to take easily since your business is depending on it.

And even though there are a lot more things to consider than in more traditional deployments utilizing the power of Kubernetes in production is something that will pay off in the end.

That's why we are providing you with the information you need to take action and get your clusters ready for production.

In this checklist, you will find best practices around:

  • Availability
    • Configured liveness and readiness probes?
    • Provisioned at least 3 master nodes?
  • Resource Management
    • Configured resource requests and limits for containers?
    • Specified resource requests and limits for local ephemeral storage?
  • Security
    • Enabled RBAC (Role-Based Access Control)?
    • Following user access best practices?
  • Scaleability
    • Configured the horizontal autoscaler?
    • Configured vertical pod autoscaler?
  • Monitoring
    • Set up a monitoring pipeline?
    • Selected a list of metrics to monitor?

AND MORE!

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