Azure AKS Installation


Azure Nuances

Be aware of the following requirements to install CloudCenter Suite:

Module Details

Additionally, refer to your module documentation for module-specific dependencies as displayed in the following table.

ModuleDocumentation
Workload ManagerCloud Overview
Action OrchestratorAdd Cloud Account
Cost OptimizerCloud Overview

Installation Process

To install the CloudCenter Suite on a new Azure AKS cluster, perform the following procedure.

  1. Verify that you have prepared your environment as listed in the Azure Nuances section above.

  2. Navigate to the Suite Installer Dashboard.

  3. Click New Cluster.

  4. Select Azure Kubernetes Service as displayed in the following screenshot.

  5. To connect using Azure Kubernetes Service cloud credentials, enter the details identified in the following table and displayed in the following screenshot, and click Connect.

    AKS DetailsDescription
    AKS TENANT IDThe AKS account tenant ID.
    AKS CLIENT IDThe AKS account client ID.
    AKS CLIENT SECRETThe AKS account client secret.
    AKS SUBSCRIPTION IDThe AKS subscription ID.

    Refer to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/kubernetes-service-principal to learn about how to setup service principles with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and use the credentials to populate the above fields. 


  6. Once the connection is validated, click Next as displayed in the following screenshot.

  7. To specify the placement properties, enter the details identified in the following table and displayed in the following screenshot.

    AKS Placement Property

    Description

    Resource Group

    The AKS resource group to launch the cluster.

    VM Size

    The VM size of the cluster node.

    AKS Cluster ID Prefix

    • The prefix must begin with a lowercase letter.

    • The entire name that you enter for this cluster must not be longer than 12 characters.

    • Only letters, numbers and hyphens are allowed in this field.

  8. Click Install. The installation progress is visible on screen.

  9. Once successful, you see the following message:

    CloudCenter Suite installation successful!
  10. You have the following options at this point:

    1. Click Take Me To Suite Admin to launch and set up the Suite Admin.

    2. Click Install Another Cluster to start another installation and go back to the homepage (Installer Dashboard).

    3. Download Kubeconfig file to connect to the launched cluster using the kubectl tool.

  11. Be sure to switch off the installer VM. You can reuse this VM for any other purpose, for example, as an Offline Repository.

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