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Install and set up the AKS cluster

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To install and set up the AKS cluster, see the webpage Create an AKS Cluster and then complete the following steps:

  1. When selecting the type of node (system [CPU] or worker [GPU] nodes), select the following:

    1. Primary system nodes should be Standard DS2v2 (agentpool default three nodes).

    2. Then add the worker node Standard_NC6s_v3 pool (three nodes minimum) for the user group (for GPU nodes) named gpupool.

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  2. Deployment takes 5 to 10 minutes. After it is complete, click Connect to Cluster.

  3. To connect to the newly created AKS cluster, install the following from your local environment (laptop/pc):

    1. The Kubernetes command-line tool using the instructions provided for your specific OS

    2. The Azure CLI as described in the document, Install the Azure CLI

  4. To access the AKS cluster from the terminal, enter az login and enter the credentials.

  5. Run the following two commands:

    az account set --subscription xxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    aks get-credentials --resource-group resourcegroup --name aksclustername
  6. Enter Azure CLI: kubectl get nodes.

  7. If all six nodes are up and running, as shown in the following example, your AKS cluster is ready and connected to your local environment

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