Frequently Asked Questions

Beginner
17 Lessons
1h 24m

The cloud native world is deep and wide. In order to help you navigate questions you may have we created a course that is a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help you get quick answers to questions you may have and help you determine if you want to learn more about a particular topic.

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Course Outline

Why Containers?

Why Containers?

What are the driving factors that led to the creation of containers?

Video
5m
What is a Container?

What is a Container?

Understanding the basics of Containers by visiting this fundamental question.

Video
7m
Virtual Machines vs Containers

Virtual Machines vs Containers

Comparing and contrasting the differences between Containers and Virtual Machines.

Video
8m
What is Kubernetes?

What is Kubernetes?

High level overview of what Kubernetes is and what it bring to the table.

Video
5m
Why did Kubernetes win?

Why did Kubernetes win?

Kubernetes has become the most popular container orchestration platform despite being launched later than alternative platforms. In this FAQ, we address some of the factors that helped Kubernetes achieve that status despite alternative solutions.

Video
5m
What is a Pod?

What is a Pod?

What is the Pod object in Kubernetes, how does it work, and why do we need it?

Video
7m
Build a Simple Container

Build a Simple Container

How to make a Hello World image and run a container from it.

Video
3m
What is a Namespace?

What is a Namespace?

Watch this short video on resource organization and how to use namespaces.

Video
9m
What is GitOps?

What is GitOps?

A quick video to describe the overview, principles, and operational use cases of GitOps

Video
4m
What is YAML?

What is YAML?

Learn more about what is YAML in this quick introductory video.

Video
3m
How Do We Use Yaml in Kubernetes?

How Do We Use Yaml in Kubernetes?

Learn how yaml is applied to Kubernetes to create and read objects.

Video
4m
What is the API server?

What is the API server?

In this lesson, you will learn about the API server.

Video
4m
What is a Config Map?

What is a Config Map?

Take this lesson to learn what a config map is.

Video
5m
What is Carvel?

What is Carvel?

Learn about Carvel, an open source, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project.

Video
6m
What are Labels?

What are Labels?

Understand what labels and their functions are in Kubernetes.

Video
2m
What is a Kubernetes Cluster?

What is a Kubernetes Cluster?

Learn about a Kubernetes cluster and its composition.

Video
2m
What is OPA?

What is OPA?

Learn what the OPA (open policy agent) is and how it's used make policy decisions for your software.

Video
3m