Editor’s picks of the highlights from the past week.
Scalability Tuning on a Tess.IO Cluster
Yingnan Zhang, eBay
Kubernetes supports 5,000 nodes in one cluster – but only under certain conditions. Numbers of resources, topologies or adding custom resources can cause the usable number to be much smaller. Yingnan Zhang describes how eBay how configured Kubernetes to work with 5,000 nodes in the real world.
A Practical Guide to Setting Kubernetes Requests and Limits
Webb Brown, Kubecost
Setting requests and limits effectively can make or break application performance and reliability in Kubernetes. This set of guidelines and this new Kubecost tool can help you manage the inherent risks and tradeoffs when solutions like vertical pod autoscaling are not the right fit. Our recommendations combined cost data and health insights are available in Kubecost today to help you make informed decisions.