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Pod Health

In previous sections, you have learned that Kubernetes has the ability to detect pods failures. More than that, pods even come with self-healing capabilities as Kubernetes has the ability to restart failed pods.

In this section, pod health is investigated even closer and questions such as the following are answered:

  • How does Kubernetes determine Pod health?
  • How is Pod health related to container health?
  • How to customize the default health probe?
  • What is the difference between the health, liveness and readiness probe?*
  • What do probes have to do with determining a Pod's health status?
  • What happens to unhealthy Pods?