Kubernetes uses pods as instances running a container.Multiple containers in a pod is also possible.
1) Set the Zone
gcloud config set compute/zone [ZONE_NAME]
2) Create a Kubernetes Cluster
gcloud container clusters create [CLUSTER-NAME]
3) After creating your cluster, need to get authentication credentials to interact with the cluster.
gcloud container clusters get-credentials [CLUSTER-NAME]
4) Deployment of Service/Applciation : kubectl run command in Cloud Shell to create a new deployment "hello-server" from the hello-app container image:
kubectl run hello-server --image=gcr.io/google-samples/hello-app:1.0 --port 8080
In Kubernetes, all containers run in pods. kubectl run command made Kubernetes to create a deployment consisting of a single pod containing the nginx container. A Kubernetes deployment keeps a given number of pods up and running even in the event of failures.5) Expose the application to the internet.
kubectl expose deployment hello-server --type="LoadBalancer"
6) Verify the running pods
kubectl get pods
7) View the running service.
kubectl get services
8) Scale up the number of pods running the services.
kubectl scale deployment hello-server --replicas 3
Scaling up a deployment is useful when you want to increase available resources for an application