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Wednesday, August 19 • 13:00 - 13:35
Kubernetes Leader Election for Fun and Profit - Nick Young, VMware

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Did you know that you can use the same code that core Kubernetes components use to elect a leader in your services? This can help with adding both reliability and scalability to your Cloud Native application.

Discover the ins and outs of how Kubernetes leader election works and what options it has. There have been significant changes recently, for example the addition of the Lease Object, GA in 1.16.

Using some real-world use cases, we’ll look at some patterns for using the leader election distributed lock.

You will come away from this talk with some understanding of:
- Possible interactions with standard mechanisms like Pod readiness and metrics serving
How both controller/operator services (services that listen to the API and take actions directly) and translator services (services that listen to the API and present a translated API) can use it.
- How one thing we tried didn’t work

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Nick Young

Senior Systems Engineer, Isovalent
Nick has been working to prevent the entropic downfall of systems for 20 years, across Windows and Linux, datacenters and clouds, networking, storage and compute. Currently he's a Senior Software Engineer at Isovalent, and a maintainer on the Kubernetes Gateway API project, where... Read More →

Wednesday August 19, 2020 13:00 - 13:35 CEST
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