Quickstart: Deploy an Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster using the Azure portal

Azure Red Hat OpenShift is a managed OpenShift service that lets you quickly deploy and manage clusters. In this quickstart, we'll deploy an Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster using the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

Sign in to the Azure portal.

Create a service principal, as explained in Use the portal to create an Azure AD application and service principal that can access resources. Be sure to save the client ID and the appID.

Create an Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster

  1. On the Azure portal menu or from the Home page, select All Services under three horizontal bars on the top left hand page.

  2. Select Containers > Azure Red Hat OpenShift.

  3. On the Basics tab, configure the following options:

    • Project details:
      • Select an Azure Subscription.
      • Select or create an Azure Resource group, such as myResourceGroup.
    • Cluster details:
      • Select a Region for the Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster.
      • Enter a OpenShift cluster name, such as myAROCluster.
      • Enter Domain name.
      • Select Master VM Size and Worker VM Size.

    Basics tab on Azure portal

  4. On the Authentication tab of the Azure Red Hat OpenShift dialog, complete the following sections.

    In the Service principal information section:

    • Service principal client ID is your appId.
    • Service principal client secret is the service principal's decrypted Secret value.

    If you need to create a service principal, see Creating and using a service principal with an Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster.

    In the Cluster pull secret section:

    • Pull secret is your cluster's pull secret's decrypted value. If you don't have a pull secret, leave this field blank.

    Screenshot that shows how to use the Authentication tab with Azure portal to create a service principal.

  5. On the Networking tab, which follows, make sure to configure the required options.

Note: Azure Red Hat OpenShift clusters running OpenShift 4 require a virtual network with two empty subnets: one for the control plane and one for worker nodes.

Networking tab on Azure portal

  1. On the Tags tab, add tags to organize your resources.

Tags tab on Azure portal

  1. Check Review + create and then Create when validation completes.

Review + create tab on Azure portal

  1. It takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes to create the Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster. When your deployment is complete, navigate to your resource by either:
    • Clicking Go to resource, or
    • Browsing to the Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster resource group and selecting the Azure Red Hat OpenShift resource.
      • Per example cluster dashboard below: browsing for myResourceGroup and selecting myAROCluster resource.