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Want to learn Network Policy in Kubernetes with Calico & hands-on-lab


Kubernetes dynamically orchestrates workloads to maintain the desired state of your application. Every time a workload is launched, it receives a new IP address and could be located on another node. This works well for scaling your application and maintaining uptime, however it breaks the current security model that was designed for static resources like VMs and bare metal servers.

Monday, May 20th, 2019 – 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Oracle Office – 45th Floor, 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
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Details discussion around Calico, it provides simple, scalable and secure virtual networking. Calico uses BGP to distribute routes for every Kubernetes pod, which allows it to seamlessly integrate your Kubernetes cluster with existing data center infrastructure without the need for overlays.

  1. Kubernetes networking review
  2. What is Calico?
  3. Using Calico for networking policies
  4. Use cases and examples of Calico Network policies in action
    1. Security use case
    2. Compliance use case
  5. Questions and discussion


  1. Standing up Minikube with Calico
  2. Installing and using calicoctl
  3. Install microservices A, B, and C
  4. Implement policies to manage microservice communication
  5. Test newly implemented policies with Minikube
  6. Clean up and discussion

Tigera Speaker:
Drew Oetzel, Senior Solutions Engineer at Tigera

Drew Oetzel has been working with enterprise software since the late 90s. Focusing on his recent experience, he spent seven years at Splunk, honing his security skills. Two and a half years at Mesosphere, then Heptio mastering the art of distributed systems, containers, and all that goes along with them. Outside of tech ask him about history, gardening, or what he’s doing to try to curb his Reddit addiction!


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