Setup an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster

How to setup Dapr on an Azure Kubernetes Cluster.

Set up an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster

Prerequisites

Deploy an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster

This guide walks you through installing an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster. If you need more information, refer to Quickstart: Deploy an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster using the Azure CLI

  1. Login to Azure
az login
  1. Set the default subscription
az account set -s [your_subscription_id]
  1. Create a resource group
az group create --name [your_resource_group] --location [region]
  1. Create an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster

Note: To use a specific version of Kubernetes use --kubernetes-version (1.13.x or newer version required)

az aks create --resource-group [your_resource_group] --name [your_aks_cluster_name] --node-count 2 --enable-addons http_application_routing --generate-ssh-keys
  1. Get the access credentials for the Azure Kubernetes cluster
az aks get-credentials -n [your_aks_cluster_name] -g [your_resource_group]

(optional) Install Helm v3

  1. Install Helm v3 client

Note: The latest Dapr helm chart no longer supports Helm v2. Please migrate from helm v2 to helm v3 by following this guide.

  1. In case you need permissions the kubernetes dashboard (i.e. configmaps is forbidden: User “system:serviceaccount:kube-system:kubernetes-dashboard” cannot list configmaps in the namespace “default”, etc.) execute this command
kubectl create clusterrolebinding kubernetes-dashboard -n kube-system --clusterrole=cluster-admin --serviceaccount=kube-system:kubernetes-dashboard
Last modified November 20, 2020: Revert commands for 0.11 (#947) (904c3d3)