Before deploying YugabyteDB on AKS, perform the following:

  • Connect to the Azure Cloud Shell. See Azure bash cloud shell.

  • Register the necessary Azure service providers by running the following:

    az provider register -n Microsoft.Network
    az provider register -n Microsoft.Storage
    az provider register -n Microsoft.Compute
    az provider register -n Microsoft.ContainerService
  • Execute the following command to configure a default location. Remember to replace eastus with an appropriate Azure location (region) of your choice that supports AKS clusters:

    az configure --defaults location=eastus

Create an Azure cluster

Create an Azure resource group, a logical group in which Azure resources are deployed and managed.

Execute the following command to specify a default location or pass the location parameter to create the resource:

az group create --name yb-eastus-resource

The resources you create for the AKS cluster will live in this Azure resource.

Create a three-node AKS cluster by running the following command:

az aks create --resource-group yb-eastus-resource --name yb-aks-cluster --node-count 3 --generate-ssh-keys

Configure kubectl to work with this cluster, as follows:

az aks get-credentials --resource-group yb-eastus-resource --name yb-aks-cluster

Verify the cluster by running the following command:

kubectl get nodes
NAME                       STATUS    ROLES     AGE       VERSION
aks-nodepool1-25019584-0   Ready     agent     4h        v1.7.9
aks-nodepool1-25019584-1   Ready     agent     4h        v1.7.9
aks-nodepool1-25019584-2   Ready     agent     4h        v1.7.9

Create a YugabyteDB cluster

Create a YugabyteDB cluster by running the following command:

curl -s "" | sed "s/storageClassName: standard/storageClassName: default/g" | kubectl create -f -
service "yb-masters" created
statefulset "yb-master" created
service "yb-tservers" created
statefulset "yb-tserver" created

Check the cluster

Check which pods are running using the following command:

kubectl get pods
yb-master-0    1/1       Running   0          3m
yb-master-1    1/1       Running   0          3m
yb-master-2    1/1       Running   0          3m
yb-tserver-0   1/1       Running   0          3m
yb-tserver-1   1/1       Running   0          3m
yb-tserver-2   1/1       Running   0          3m

View the persistent volumes, as follows:

kubectl get persistentvolumes
NAME                                       CAPACITY   ACCESS MODES   RECLAIM POLICY   STATUS    CLAIM                          STORAGECLASS   REASON    AGE
pvc-849395f7-36f2-11e8-9445-0a58ac1f27f1   1Gi        RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-master-0    default                  12m
pvc-8495d8cd-36f2-11e8-9445-0a58ac1f27f1   1Gi        RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-master-1    default                  12m
pvc-8498b836-36f2-11e8-9445-0a58ac1f27f1   1Gi        RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-master-2    default                  12m
pvc-84abba1a-36f2-11e8-9445-0a58ac1f27f1   1Gi        RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-tserver-0   default                  12m
pvc-84af3484-36f2-11e8-9445-0a58ac1f27f1   1Gi        RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-tserver-1   default                  12m
pvc-84b35d19-36f2-11e8-9445-0a58ac1f27f1   1Gi        RWO            Delete           Bound     default/datadir-yb-tserver-2   default                  12m

You can view all the services by running the following command:

kubectl get services
NAME          TYPE        CLUSTER-IP   EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)                               AGE
kubernetes    ClusterIP   XX.XX.XX.X   <none>        443/TCP                               23m
yb-masters    ClusterIP   None         <none>        7000/TCP,7100/TCP                     17m
yb-tservers   ClusterIP   None         <none>        9000/TCP,9100/TCP,9042/TCP,6379/TCP   14m

Connect to the cluster

To open the YCQL shell (ycqlsh), run the following command:

kubectl exec -it yb-tserver-0 -- ycqlsh yb-tserver-0
Connected to local cluster at
[ycqlsh 5.0.1 | Cassandra 3.9-SNAPSHOT | CQL spec 3.4.2 | Native protocol v4]
Use HELP for help.

system_schema  system_auth  system

Destroy the YugabyteDB cluster

You can destroy the YugabyteDB cluster by running the following command:

kubectl delete -f
service "yb-masters" deleted
statefulset "yb-master" deleted
service "yb-tservers" deleted
statefulset "yb-tserver" deleted

To destroy the persistent volume claims (and lose all the data), run the following commands:

$ kubectl delete pvc -l app=yb-master
$ kubectl delete pvc -l app=yb-tserver

Destroy the AKS cluster

To destroy the resource you created for the AKS cluster, run the following:

az group delete --name yb-eastus-resource