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Deploying Microservices as Kubernetes DaemonSets and Jobs

Published on August 12, 2021 · Updated on September 15, 2021
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By Kim Schlesinger

Developer Advocate

Deploying Microservices as Kubernetes DaemonSets and Jobs


About the Talk

Migrating containerized workloads to Kubernetes? See when and how to use Kubernetes DaemonSets and Jobs to deploy your application or microservice.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to distinguish between the different use cases for Kubernetes DaemonSets and Jobs
  • How to create a YAML manifest for a DaemonSet and Job
  • How to create and inspect a Kubernetes DaemonSet and Job

This Talk Is Designed For

  • Anyone running containerized workloads in a non-Kubernetes environment
  • Anyone looking to gradually migrate to Kubernetes


  • You have containerized an application or microservice
  • You have basic knowledge of containers and Kubernetes



Kubernetes Docs

DaemonSet Jobs

Further Reading + Watching

Kubernetes for Full-Stack Developers: Community Curriculum and eBook How to Deploy Your Application or Microservice on Kubernetes


Kured (KUbernetes REboot Daemon) is a Kubernetes daemonset that performs safe automatic node reboots when the need to do so is indicated by the package management system of the underlying OS.

kind is a tool for running local Kubernetes clusters using Docker container “nodes”. kind was primarily designed for testing Kubernetes itself, but may be used for local development or CI.

minikube quickly sets up a local Kubernetes cluster on macOS, Linux, and Windows. minikube is designed for application developers and new Kubernetes users.

Kubernetes in minutes, on DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) is a managed Kubernetes service that lets you deploy Kubernetes clusters without the complexities of handling the control plane and containerized infrastructure. Clusters are compatible with standard Kubernetes toolchains and integrate natively with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and block storage volumes.

DigitalOcean Kubernetes is designed for you and your small business. Start small at just $10 per month, and scale up and save with our free control plane and inexpensive bandwidth.

DOKS docs

DOKS quickstart

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About the authors
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Developer Advocate

I’m a developer advocate at DigitalOcean focusing on Kubernetes and other Cloud Native technologies

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