GitLab CI and Kubernetes: deploying Applications continuously to Kubernetes | Alexander Trost

Learn how to use GitLab CI to automate the deployment of applications to Kubernetes. Discover the benefits of using GitLab CI for CI/CD, including automatic builds, tests, and deployments.

Key takeaways
  • GitLab CI is a tool for continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) that can be used to automate the process of building, testing, and deploying applications to Kubernetes.
  • GitLab CI uses a YAML file to define the steps that should be executed as part of the CI/CD process.
  • The GitLab CI/CD process can be divided into three main stages: build, test, and deploy.
  • The build stage is responsible for building the application’s Docker image.
  • The test stage is responsible for running tests on the application.
  • The deploy stage is responsible for deploying the application to Kubernetes.
  • GitLab CI can be integrated with Kubernetes using the Kubernetes cluster integration feature.
  • The Kubernetes cluster integration feature allows GitLab CI to automatically deploy applications to a Kubernetes cluster.
  • GitLab CI can be used to deploy applications to multiple Kubernetes clusters.
  • GitLab CI can be used to roll back deployments.
  • GitLab CI can be used to monitor applications deployed to Kubernetes.
  • GitLab CI can be used to create and manage Kubernetes manifests.