Is there a viable AKS configuration using b1s VM size?

Radek Hromadka 20 Reputation points
2023-05-10T17:05:10.61+00:00

I'm trying to use the free B1s series VM size when deploying AKS clusters but it seems impossible to use the B1s node size due to ram limitations - User's image

Changing node number doesn't affect this so I assume the requirement is now 4GiB per node.

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  1. KarishmaTiwari-MSFT 18,667 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-05-10T20:55:50.2133333+00:00

    @Radek Hromadka Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Q&A.

    The B1s VM size has only 1 GiB of memory, which is not sufficient to run the Kubernetes system pods and your application pods. AKS requires nodes to use VM sizes with at least 2 vCPUs and 4 GiB of memory(RAM) to ensure that the required kube-system pods and your applications can be reliably scheduled. Therefore, you cannot use the B1s VM size for AKS clusters.

    You need to select an instance with at least 4 GiB of memory as also shared in the error message.

    Currently, the cheapest is Standard_B2s with 4 GiB RAM. You can also sort it directly in the Azure portal.

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