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☑️ Prevent deploying naked pods

It's preferable to manage services and applications in clusters using higher-level resources such as Deployments, StatefulSets and DaemonSets instead of raw Pod resources. These constructs include standard default features which, in most scenarios, are necessary to configure and maintain a stable cluster.

Targeted resources by this rule (types of kind): Pod

Enabled by default? False

Policy as code identifier: K8S_INCORRECT_KIND_VALUE_POD


This rule will fail

If kind type is set as Pod

apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Pod

Rule output in the CLI

$ datree test *.yaml

>> File: failExample.yaml
❌ Prevent deploying naked pods [1 occurrence]
💡 Incorrect value for key `kind` - raw pod won't be rescheduled in the event of a node failure

How to fix this failure

Deploy pods using higher-level resources

apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment

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