All objects in the Kubernetes REST API are unambiguously identified by a Name and a UID.
See the identifiers design doc for the precise syntax rules for Names and UIDs.
A client-provided string that refers to an object in a resource URL, such as
Only one object of a given kind can have a given name at a time. However, if you delete the object, you can make a new object with the same name.
By convention, the names of Kubernetes resources should be up to maximum length of 253 characters and consist of lower case alphanumeric characters,
., but certain resources have more specific restrictions.
For example, here’s the configuration file with a Pod name as
nginx-demo and a Container name as
apiVersion: v1 kind: Pod metadata: name: nginx-demo spec: containers: - name: nginx image: nginx:1.7.9 ports: - containerPort: 80
A Kubernetes systems-generated string to uniquely identify objects.
Every object created over the whole lifetime of a Kubernetes cluster has a distinct UID. It is intended to distinguish between historical occurrences of similar entities.
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