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Kubernetes Pods vs Containers | K8s Networking Basics 💡

In this video I cover one part of the broader Kubernetes Networking topic, which is container communication inside pods.

Considering Pods mostly contain only 1 main container, I start by answering the question of why having a Pod as an abstraction over container is such an important concept in Kubernetes.

I show how container port mapping is a problem with hundreds of containers, specifically how to allocate ports without getting conflicts, and how Pods solve this port allocation problem. 💪🏼

Using containers directly, you can only use a specific port once on a server:
Port mapping without pods

The same port can be used multiple times:
Using pods

In addition, I show you in which cases you would need to run multiple containers in one pod and how these containers communicate with each other inside this pod:

Container communication inside a pod

You can find the full video here:

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Top comments (4)

tkscuba profile image

Hi Nana, Do you have any blogs or best practices around high performance requirements related to persistent volumes? I'm looking for suggestions on how to build out air gap on prem kubernetes (openshift) systems where there is a requirement for high speed IO performance for things like home directories or data directories to feed in memory k8s applications. Choking things through a proxy into a virtual network is not good for performance. So wondering how best to share storage up through the kubernetes worker. Was wondering if you had shared anything in that tech area. Love the videos and blog posts, definitely sharing your site with our team. Thank you.

jouo profile image

Hey Nana, have you ever thought of making a course? you got the knowledge and editing skills! :)

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TechWorld with Nana

Hi Jashua, that's nice of you thanks :) Yes, I'm working on my first course right now, which is gonna be a complete K8s Networking tutorial.

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Vikas Ray

I have question regarding pod.

Condition: kube scheduler not working.
How would you assign/reassign a pod to a Node using a Binding object?

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