YAML templating allows for the creation of reusable files that can be extensively configured by using variables and conditionals. With YAML templating, devs can generate files specific to any need or requirement.
In fact, you can use Monokle, a set of tools that helps create and manage quality Kubernetes deployments, to generate and manage your own YAML files!
First, let’s see what the structure of monokle-template.json for a Monokle template looks like:
This is an example of a template that creates a pod (found here)
You can find out more about how Monokle helps you create and manage templates, here
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To create a YAML template, first define the structure of the YAML file by using valid syntax. Afterwards, replace values that can change with any variables. These can be defined at the beginning of the template and then defined through the entire file. Next, make the YAML file flexible and customizable, by using conditionals so that the template can be reusable across multiple configurations.
Making reusable templates are vital to your lifecycle and efficiency, so here’s 3 tips when it comes to putting your best template forward.
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