Difficulty: beginner
Estimated Time: 10-15 minutes

In this scenario, you'll learn how Kubernetes checks containers health using Readiness and Liveness Probes.

Readiness Probes checks if an application is ready to start processing traffic. This probe solves the problem of the container having started, but the process still warming up and configuring itself meaning it's not ready to receive traffic.

Liveness Probes ensure that the application is healthy and capable of processing requests.

Liveness and Readiness Healthchecks

Step 1 of 3

Step 1 - Launch Cluster

To start, we need to launch a Kubernetes cluster.

Execute the command below to start the cluster components and download the Kubectl CLI.


After the cluster has started, deploy the demo application with kubectl apply -f deploy.yaml