Kubernetes in 2 minutes

Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management. It was originally designed by Google, and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Kubernetes Design and Architecture


  • Portable
  • General-purpose.
  • Flexible
  • Extensible
  • Automatable


  • Cluster control plane (AKA master)
  • API Server
  • Cluster state store (etcd)
  • Controller-Manager Server
  • Scheduler

The Kubernetes Node

  • Kubelet
  • Container runtime
  • Service Proxy

Add-ons and other dependencies

A number of components, called add-ons typically run on Kubernetes itself: DNS

  • Ingress controller
  • Heapster (resource monitoring)
  • Dashboard (GUI)


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Shyam Mohan

DevOps Engineer

Shyam Mohan is a DevOps Engineer and he has 14+ years of experience in the areas of Software Development, Devops, CI/CD, Kubernetes, and he also guides companies to adopt CI/CD pipelines which will help them to automate their workflow.

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