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Thursday, October 14 • 4:30pm - 5:05pm
Testing Kubernetes Clusters - Building Confidence in Your Changes - Guy Templeton & Matteo Ruina, Skyscanner

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Operating Kubernetes clusters involves a large number of components, each of which can impact the functionality of clusters. As cluster operators, building confidence in the changes being made is key to allowing frequent updates without compromising on reliability. Running the full Kubernetes conformance test suite every time is generally too slow, and doesn't always cover the functionality users of clusters care about. In this talk, you will learn how Skyscanner uses Kubernetes' existing test codebase along with Sonobuoy and Spinnaker to build a custom test suite. This allows cluster operators to build confidence in changes made to their clusters and their components, focussing on the functionality developers care about. This case study will enable you to make a start in developing your own tests for Kubernetes clusters, understanding the benefits this can bring, as well as the drawbacks you need to beware of.

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Matteo Ruina

Senior Software Engineer, Skyscanner
Matteo is a Senior Software Engineer at Skyscanner where he’s been working on Kubernetes since version 1.8. He’s currently involved in several CI/CD initiatives across Skyscanner to modernize the deployment pipeline. His focus areas are cluster management and lifecycle, CD and... Read More →
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Guy Templeton

Principal Software Engineer, Skyscanner
Guy is a principal software engineer at Skyscanner, working in the production platform tribe where he’s focused on providing the best possible platform for Skyscanner’s travellers and engineers. Within Skyscanner he’s the SME on scaling Kubernetes and containerised workloads... Read More →



Thursday October 14, 2021 4:30pm - 5:05pm PDT
Petree Hall C + Online
  101 Track