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.
ANF set up and configured on your Azure account. For more information about setting up and using Azure NetApp Files, see the official documentation on the Microsoft website.
An NKS account. If you don’t have one already, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial with no credit card required at https://nks.netapp.io.
For more details, see our Requirements page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When everything is correct, click Submit. Your cluster will begin building, and will be ready for use within minutes.
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