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How to create Kubernetes cluster on Azure

Mar 14, 2021 · 1 min read · Post a comment
How to create Kubernetes cluster on Azure

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a managed Kubernetes service that helps you to deploy and manage clusters with ease. This post describes the commands in steps required to setup a Kubernetes cluster from the command line using the Azure CLI.


  • Azure subscription
  • Azure CLI

Create an Azure Kubernetes Service

Step 1. Open Terminal and login to the Azure Portal.

az login

Step 2. Create a resource group.

az group create --name "rg-aks-test" --location westeurope

Step 3. Create a Kubernetes cluster in the resource group that we’ve just created.

az aks create --resource-group "rg-aks-test" --name "aksdevcoopstest" --node-count 1 --generate-ssh-keys --node-vm-size Standard_D2s_v3

Step 4. Install the Kubernetes CLI. 2 ways to do this.

  1. Install kubectl
  2. az aks install-cli

Step 5. Configure kubectl to connect to the Kubernetes cluster.

az aks get-credentials --resource-group "rg-aks-test" --name "aksdevcoopstest" 

Step 6. Verify the connection to the cluster.

kubectl get nodes


Step 7. Delete the Azure Kubernetes Cluster.

az aks delete --resource-group "rg-aks-test" --name "aksdevcoopstest" --yes --no-wait

Step 8. Delete the resource group.

az group delete --name "rg-aks-test"


If Azure is your cloud of choice, then Azure Kubernetes Service provides the most easiest and secure way to deploy and manage a Kubernetes cluster. AKS has a CI/CD integration with Azure DevOps, and the rest of the Azure services like ACR as container registry and Azure Key Vault for storing and managing secrets.
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