March 18, 2020By Gethin Ge← Back to Blog

How to setup kubernetes on Azure

This article try to record the steps for setting AKS and some components in Azure.

Step 1. How to set AKS Cluster in Azure

This step could reference the official documents as below,

Step 2 Open the could shell

Cloud Shell)

The link as

And input the Command as below

az aks get-credentials --resource-group AKSGroup --name AKSCluster

Step 3 install Prometheus

How to create change nampspace :

kuebctl create ns monitoring
kubectl config set-context --current --namespace=monitoring

The install command as below,

helm install stable/prometheus --name kube-prometheus --set rbac.create=true --namespace monitoring

If you met the issue like

Error: namespaces "monitoring" is forbidden: User "system:serviceaccount:kube-system:default" cannot get resource "namespaces" in API group "" in the namespace "monitoring"

Solution: rbac-config.yaml

apiVersion: v1
kind: ServiceAccount
  name: tiller
  namespace: kube-system
kind: ClusterRoleBinding
  name: tiller
  kind: ClusterRole
  name: cluster-admin
  - kind: ServiceAccount
    name: tiller
    namespace: kube-system
kubectl create -f rbac-config.yaml
helm init --service-account tiller --history-max 200

Step 4 install Grafana

helm install stable/grafana --set persistence.enabled=true --set persistence.accessModes={ReadWriteOnce} --set persistence.size=8Gi -n grafana --namespace monitoring

You can mark the service as LoadBalancer,

kubectl edit svc grafana

Get the password,

kubectl get secret --namespace monitoring grafana -o jsonpath="{.data.admin-password}" | base64 --decode ; echo

step 5 Access the Kubernetes web dashboard in AKS

The shell script as below.

az aks browse --resource-group AKSGroup --name AKSCluster

For RBAC-enabled clusters.

kubectl create clusterrolebinding kubernetes-dashboard --clusterrole=cluster-admin --serviceaccount=kube-system:kubernetes-dashboard

setp 6 install traekit

install htpasswd.

apt-get install apache2-utils

generate password.

htpasswd -nbm admin password1234

install traefik.

helm install stable/traefik --set dashboard.enabled=true,serviceType=LoadBalancer,rbac.enabled=true,dashboard.auth.basic.admin='$apr1$ZywpxeoS$6U80kYPG116slxBceEsVz0',dashboard.domain=traefik.dashboard --name=traefik --namespace=kube-system

helm delete.

helm del --purge traefik

step 7 install kubeapps

1. Install Kubeapps.

kubectl create namespace kubeapps
helm repo add bitnami

Helm 2 command

helm install --name kubeapps --namespace kubeapps bitnami/kubeapps

Helm 3 command

helm install kubeapps --namespace kubeapps bitnami/kubeapps --set useHelm3=true

2. Create a Kubernetes API token.

Create service account,

kubectl create serviceaccount kubeapps-operator -n kubeapps

Create cluster role binding,

kubectl create clusterrolebinding kubeapps-operator --clusterrole=cluster-admin --serviceaccount=kubeapps:kubeapps-operator

Get the secret,

kubectl get secret -n kubeapps $(kubectl get serviceaccount kubeapps-operator -n kubeapps -o jsonpath='{.secrets[].name}') -o jsonpath='{.data.token}' | base64 --decode && echo