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Best Practices for Kubernetes Workload Configuration

Fairwinds' Polaris keeps your clusters sailing smoothly. It runs a variety of checks to ensure that Kubernetes pods and controllers are configured using best practices, helping you avoid problems in the future.

Polaris can be run in three different modes:

  • As a dashboard, so you can audit what's running inside your cluster.
  • As an admission controller, so you can automatically reject workloads that don't adhere to your organization's policies.
  • As a command-line tool, so you can test local YAML files, e.g. as part of a CI/CD process.

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# Join the Fairwinds Open Source Community

The goal of the Fairwinds Community is to exchange ideas, influence the open source roadmap, and network with fellow Kubernetes users. Chat with us on Slack (opens new window) or join the user group (opens new window) to get involved!

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# Other Projects from Fairwinds

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# Fairwinds Insights

If you're interested in running Polaris in multiple clusters, tracking the results over time, integrating with Slack, Datadog, and Jira, or unlocking other functionality, check out Fairwinds Insights (opens new window), a platform for auditing and enforcing policy in Kubernetes clusters.

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