AKS Cluster

Learn how the AKS cluster works.

An AKS cluster is basically a Kubernetes cluster hosted on the Azure cloud. The installation and configuration process of the Kubernetes cluster on a local system involves a lot of work and time. On the cloud, the workload is reduced and installation speed is increased because the process is automated while using the AKS cluster.

We can create an AKS cluster either using the Azure portal or the command line. While creating a cluster, we need some basic information, such as:

  • Cluster name
  • Kubernetes version we want to work with
  • The initial size of the node pool
  • A DNS prefix to make the master node publicly accessible

Note: By default, the initial node pool size is two. It is recommended to maintain a minimum size of three for the production environment.

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