Learn Kubernetes: Using an init-container

In this series of stories, you will learn how to use Kubernetes. Today, let’s see how to create and use an init-container.

The init containers allow to prepare a container running in a pod, for example to wait for a service to be available. The main container is not executed until the preparation is complete.

Create a deployment resource file :

  • of an `init` container that writes a message to the /ic/this file,
  • a main container that reads this file.



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