Add PodSpec to spec file

What is PodSpec

A pod in Kubernetes is basic unit of deployment. Like every Kubernetes resource the pod consists of the basic declaration, metadata, spec & status.

apiVersion: v1
kind: Pod
metadata:
  labels:
    svc-name: svc-name
  name: podname
spec:
  containers:

The spec in a pod, also known as PodSpec, defines the specifications of many behaviors in a declarative manner. A PodSpec defines the containers, environment variables for the container and other properties such as the scheduler name, security context etc.

spec:
  containers:
    env:
    - name: ENV_NAME
      value: ENV_VALUE
    image: image_url
    imagePullPolicy: IfNotPresent
  dnsPolicy: ClusterFirst
  nodeName: nodename
  priority: 0
  restartPolicy: Always
  schedulerName: default-scheduler
  securityContext: {}
  serviceAccount: fission-svc

In this section we will look at various use cases that are possible with PodSpec support in Fission. To learn more about how specs please check this documentation link.

Many More!

Here are some ideas for how you can use PodSpec to enhance your function pods:

  • You can add a custom scheduler to be used for specific functions.
  • Additional security policies and settings can be set with security context field in PodSpec.
  • Introduced in Kubernetes 1.11 readiness gates allow extra feedback to the pod status and enable advanced mechanism to signal to Kubernetes that the pod can now serve production traffic.
  • Priority and priority Class Name are used with a custom admission controller so you can set the priorities of the pods and effectively allocate resources to pods/functions with higher priority.
  • Node selector allows scheduling function pods on specific nodes of the cluster.
  • Image Pull Secrets will enable using private registries for all your images!
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