Azure Container Services(ACS) is the new container solution from Azure. Also, it supports Kubernetes. I was trying to start a Kubernetes cluster on ACS, here are the steps I took to get it up and running.

Get ACS Engine & Prepare docker container

Clone the ACS engine from here

Run ./scripts/ from the clone path

By running the above script, our Docker container would be ready & we can bash into it by

docker run -it --privileged -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v /path/to/repo/acs-engine:/gopath/src/ -w /gopath/src/ acs-engine /bin/bash

You can also run it locally but I choose Docker for keeping the packages out of my local environment

Create Kubernetes Cluster

We are now ready to az login with Azure credentials to fire some Azure CLI commands

Create a resource group to manage the overall process

az group create -n my-cluster -l "eastus"

We are now ready to create the Kubernetes cluster

az acs create -n mb-cluster -g my-cluster --dns-prefix my-cluster --orchestrator-type kubernetes

If everything runs properly, we will get my-cluster up and be running


This process creates Azure D Series servers for master & nodes and it may be expensive. If you would like to try this process and then be sure to remove the resource to remove all the servers after the trial.

az resource delete -n my-cluster will remove the resource and cluster properly