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Wednesday, April 19 • 15:25 - 16:00
How to Blow up a Kubernetes Cluster - Felix Hoffmann, iteratec

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Last year, Felix was handed a Kubernetes cluster and he was told that some pods are using too much memory. He didn't have a single clue about Kubernetes but quickly figured out that pods can be tamed by setting resource limits. Felix went and set limits—and watched the entire cluster go haywire. Half of the pods were stuck in a crash loop, the other half were forever "pending". On first sight, resource request and limit seem straightforward: A request is a lower bound for CPU or memory; a limit is an upper bound for CPU or memory. Once demand becomes higher than supply though, it is imperative to know how Kubernetes handles scarce resources. How do these settings influence scheduling? Which pod gets terminated first? Felix learned these things the hard way. He is giving this talk so you don't have to repeat his mistakes.

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Felix Hoffmann

Software Engineer, iteratec
Felix is terrified of specialization: as full-stack engineer he loves to work on all parts of the application. Optimizing frontends for accessibility brings him as much joy as blowing up cloud infrastructure. A true jack of all trades, master of none. Felix is happiest when he gets... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2023 15:25 - 16:00 CEST
Hall 7, Room A | Ground Floor | Europe Complex
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