Course Outline


Setting Up and Configuring KOps in the Kubernetes System

  • Installing managed Kubernetes add-ons
  • Migrating from Kube-up to KOps
  • Kubernetes networking options for KOps
  • Running KOps in the preferred cloud environment

Overview of KOps Features and Architecture

  • How is KOps similar to Kubectl?
  • Introduction to supported configurations and operational tasks

Overview of Other Supported Network Topologies

Integrating KOps with GitLab CI for Continuous Integration

Working with KOps Command-Line Interface

Enabling CLI Commands and Experimental Flags in KOps

  • Pointing Kubectl to a KOps cluster

Utilizing KOps API and Executing API Configurations

Familiarizing with API KOps Values for Customizing Kubernetes Components

Overview of Configurations for Clusters and Instance Groups

Working with YAML Manifests and Customizing via API

Adding Features and Updating KOps API

Performing KOps Operational Tasks and Carrying Out Cluster Management

  • Introduction to cluster operations and configuration templates

Proceeding to KOps GPU and Implementing Highly-Available Principles

  • What are HA and HA components?
  • Use cases for running an HA set up

Creating HA Kubernetes Masters and Clusters in KOps

  • Instantiating HA components in a public topology
  • Instantiating HA components in a private topology

Launching Multiple HA Masters in the Same Availability Zone

Using InstaceGroup Images for Cluster Nodes

  • Managing cluster nodes and labels

Switching from Single to a Multi-Master HA Kubernetes Cluster

  • Creating new instance groups in KOps
  • Managing KOps instance groups

Running Unit and Integration Tests with KOps Clusters

  • Executing Kubernetes E2E testing

Securing Individual Cluster Nodes Using Bastion Machines for SSH Authentication

  • Configuring and accessing bastion
  • Setting up MFA and working with IAM roles

Utilizing SSH credentials and Executing Other Security Configurations in KOPS

Deploying HA Kubernetes Masters and Clusters to Existing VPCs Using KOps

Creating a New Virtual Private Cloud with KOps


Summary and Conclusion


  • Basic understanding of virtualization concepts
  • Knowledge of container technologies and cloud applications
  • Experience with Linux distributions, YAML syntax, and CLI


  • Developers
  • DevOps Engineers
  21 Hours


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