Create a Kubernetes Cluster with Azure NetApp Files (ANF) Edit on GitHub Request doc changes

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Learn the fast, easy way to create a Kubernetes cluster with Azure NetApp Files using NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS).

Azure NetApp Files (ANF) is an enterprise-class, high-performance file storage service which is highly available and offers tiered service and performance levels, as well as many other features. Learn how to easily use this high-performance file storage method with your NKS Kubernetes clusters.


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Step 1: Choose a Provider

Log in to NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS) and click + ADD CLUSTER.


Click the Microsoft Azure tile to select Azure as a provider.

Click Azure tile

Step 2: Configure Your Provider

In this step, you will set your provider configurations. Here you can update any of the following if you wish:

  • Number and size of master and worker nodes.

  • Region, resource group, network, or subnet.

  • NKS workspace.

  • Azure credentials.

  • SSH keypair.

Update Azure provider configurations

When you have all the provider configurations set, click SUBMIT to continue.

Step 3: Configure Your Cluster

To add Azure NetApp Files to your Kubernetes cluster, click ADD SOLUTIONS. Browse our NetApp Kubernetes Service Solutions and click the Azure NetApp Files tile.

Click the ANF tile

Configure ANF by choosing the NetApp account, capacity pool, service level, and subnet you wish to use. When everything is set, click SAVE to continue and return to the cluster configuration page.

Finally, review your cluster settings and make any necessary configuration changes:

  • Set the cluster name.

  • Change the Kubernetes version.

  • Add other solutions to the cluster from our solutions gallery, trusted charts, or your own Helm chart repo.

  • Change the OS distribution.

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When everything is correct, click Submit. Your cluster will begin building, and will be ready for use within minutes.

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