Kubernetes 101 : Daemons and Static Pods.

DaemonSet are kubernetes objects that run a single pod on each node of the cluster. 
These single pods usually run some kind of a service throughout the cluster. 
DaemonsSets bypass the kubernetes Scheduler.

The flannel networking frame could is a good example of a daemonSet.
Each node of the cluster needs a flannel "agent" so that the pods can communicate with each other throughout the cluster.

The daemonSet makes sure that one copy of a pod is running on each node.

We could also specify the nodes on which we want our pods to run using the "nodeSelector" parameter in the Yaml file of daemonSet .

Below is a YAML file of a DaemonSet that deploys one pod on nodes that have the label "hardware: SSD".
The pod is our example below runs a simple command.


We can label a node using the below command:

Static pods:

An alternative to using DeamonSet is static pods. 
Static pods are started by the kubelet, and in case of a crash the kubelet restarts the failing pod.

The kubelet regularly scans its manifest directory, to check for new static pods to start - when we add a new Yaml file for a pod in the manifest directory - or static pods to delete - when their Yaml file gets deleted from the manifest directory -


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