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If you’re new to Kubernetes, one of the first concepts you’ll want to familiarize yourself with is the Controller. Most Kubernetes users do not create Pods directly; instead, they create a Deployment, CronJob, StatefulSet, or other Controller which manages the Pods for them.

Controller Basics

First, here are some Controller basics. The Kubernetes documentation uses the example that a controller is like your heat thermostat. The position of the dial is its desired state, the current temperature is its actual state, and the thermostat constantly applies or removes heat in an effort to keep the two in sync. …

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