Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) is Microsoft’s managed kubernetes offering running on Azure.

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This article delves into Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS), Microsoft’s managed Kubernetes offering that enhances the scalability and efficiency of your applications.

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  • First log in to your Azure account by running the command az login and follow the instructions. For alternative ways of logging in, refer to the Azure CLI’s official docs
  • After logging in, in case you have multiple azure subscriptions, we need to set the default context by running the command az account set --subscription <subscriptionName or ID>
    • To list your subscriptions you can run az account list -o table and copy the name or ID of the subscription you want to use.
  • We will now create the resource group for the resources we’ll be creating by running the command az group create --name k8s-goat-eastus-rg --location eastus
    • For this example we’ve used eastus but you can find the list of available regions by running az account list-locations -o table
  • Now we will create the AKS cluster by running the command below. We’re using the default node size and configuration but you can customize it using the available parameters as described at az aks reference
az aks create --resource-group k8s-goat-eastus-rg --name k8s-goat-cluster --enable-managed-identity --node-count 2 --enable-addons monitoring --generate-ssh-keys
  • Once the cluster is ready, you can update your ~/.kube/config file with the following command:
az aks get-credentials --resource-group k8s-goat-eastus-rg --name k8s-goat-cluster
  • Confirm that the cluster has been added to your config and the right context is set by running kubectl cluster-info.
  • Then clone the Kubernetes Goat repository locally by running the following command
git clone
  • Navigate to the folder for setup and installation of the Kubernetes Goat
cd kubernetes-goat/

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