The standard container management runtime focuses on managing individual containers. If you want to scale a complex system with multiple containers working together, this scenario becomes challenging. To make the management process easier, it's common to use a container management platform, such as Kubernetes.

Suppose you work at a fleet management company. Your company provides an asset tracking solution to customers worldwide. Your tracking solution is built and deployed as microservices. You're using containerized instances to quickly deploy into new customer regions and scale resources as needed to meet customer demands. The company plans to use AKS to deploy, and manage containerized applications.

You need to manage storage, scaling, network connections, and upgrades for the AKS solution.

Skills measured

The Azure Kubernetes Service is part of Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator.

Deploy and manage Azure compute resources (20–25%)

Create and configure containers

  • Configure storage for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
  • Configure scaling for AKS.
  • Configure network connections for AKS.
  • Upgrade an AKS cluster.

Learning objectives

In this module, you'll learn how to:

  • Identify AKS components including pods, clusters, and nodes.
  • Configure network connections for AKS.
  • Configure storage options for AKS.
  • Implement security options for AKS.
  • Scale AKS including adding Azure Container Instances.