17 May Using Ansible to Orchestrate Deployment of Microservices onto Kubernetes Cluster (300)
Speakers: Marcin Lewandowski & Michał Kowalczyk
On this session we will cover conceptual approach for deploying and managing complex systems of containerized applications within a Kubernetes cluster. We will introduce an IBM Cloud Platform with IBM Cloud™ Kubernetes Service as a managed container service for the rapid delivery of applications. We will discuss what additional functionality gives the use of IKS service in relation to building solutions from the basics based on open source Second part will cover use of Ansible scripts. Native Ansible concepts, such as playbooks, roles, tasks, handlers, will be put into good use to ensure smooth deploy and lifecycle management experience, allowing for multiple configurations (development vs. production) and health self-assessment. We will also show how to mix application management with cluster management for on-prem installations. All that taking use of the distributed nature of Ansible, allowing to control an arbitrary number of environments right from the developer’s laptop, while working with your favourite code editor and version control client.