Suraj Deshmukh


containers, programming, golang, hacks, kubernetes, productivity, books

Add new Node to k8s cluster with cert rotation

Use this technique to add node to the cluster without providing any certificates

Suraj Deshmukh

3-Minute Read

The setup here is created by following Kubernetes the Hard Way by Kelsey Hightower. So if you are following along in this then do all the setup till the step Bootstrapping the Kubernetes Worker Nodes. In this just don’t start the kubelet, start other services like containerd and kube-proxy.

HostPath volumes and it's problems

Kubernetes HostPath volume good way to nuke your Kubernetes Nodes

Suraj Deshmukh

8-Minute Read

This post will demonstrate how Kubernetes HostPath volumes can help you get access to the Kubernetes nodes. Atleast you can play with the filesystem of the node on which you pod is scheduled on. You can get access to other containers running on the host, certificates of the kubelet, etc.

Static Pods using Kubelet on Fedora

Extension to the Kelsey Hightower's tutorial on 'Standalone Kubelet'

Suraj Deshmukh

2-Minute Read

I wanted to try out Standalone Kubelet Tutorial of Kelsey Hightower by myself but I could not follow it as it is, because it was firstly on GCE and secondly it uses CoreOS, but since I am very familiar to Fedora I thought of following that tutorial on it. To get a quick setup of a fresh Fedora machine use Vagrant. I have used Vagrantfile available here.

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I am a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft, working on various tooling around container technology like Docker, Kubernetes, etc.