Configuring Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

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This lesson is focused on how to get a Kubernetes cluster up and running on Azure. It does not cover all of the details of how Kubernetes works because it’s not necessary to know all of those details to configure a basic Kubernetes cluster.

The lesson starts with a brief overview of what Kubernetes does and what a Kubernetes cluster looks like. After that, you’ll see a demo of how to create a cluster using AKS. Finally, you’ll see how to manage a cluster using the kubectl command.

Learning Objectives

  • Create and configure an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster

Intended Audience

  • Anyone who would like to learn the basics of using Azure Kubernetes Service


  • General IT knowledge
  • Linux experience (recommended)
  • A Microsoft Azure account is recommended if you want to do the demos yourself (sign up for a free trial at if you don’t have an account)


The GitHub repository for this lesson is at

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Azure and Google Cloud Content Lead
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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).

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