In this section, we will be setting up an etcd cluster, which is a necessary component of our Kubernetes cluster. In order to fully understand this process, however, it is a good idea to have some idea of what etcd and the role it plays in Kubernetes. This lesson introduces you to etcd and discusses how Kubernetes uses it. After completing this lesson, you will have some background knowledge to prepare you for the task of installing and configuring etcd.
You can find more information about etcd in the following locations:
Check out the Kubernetes documentation for more information on managing etcd in the context of a Kubernetes cluster: