Aks - Nodepools = Virtual Machine Scale sets?

Yasin Yildiz 21 Reputation points

So we created an aks cluster and azure created virtual machine scale sets in the resource group of the cluster.
Yesterday when i upgraded the image(via terraform) of the scale sets nothing happend to the version of the node.
And today when i looked the nodes had the identical version to the scale sets.

Now my question is are the nodes the equivalent of scale sets or am i missing some mechanic of azure aks?

Kind regards

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
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An Azure service that provides serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance.
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Azure compute resources that are used to create and manage groups of heterogeneous load-balanced virtual machines.
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  1. Stanislav Zhelyazkov 22,251 Reputation points MVP

    Yes, AKS creates vm scale set, but it is highly not recommended to change the scale set resources directly. You should use only the operations that are available via the AKS resource. So I would do a new deployment and not temper the scale set directly anymore.

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