Before you begin

Before you start the cluster deployment, verify that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements for an Azure-based management cluster.

Warning

Some of the Azure features required for Container Cloud may not be included into your Azure account quota. Therefore, carefully consider the Azure fees applied to your account that may increase for the Container Cloud infrastructure.

Note

For the bootstrap node, you can use any local machine running Ubuntu 18.04 with the following resources:

  • 2 vCPUs

  • 4 GB of RAM

  • 5 GB of available storage

Minimum hardware requirements for a management cluster

Resource

Requirement

# of nodes

3

# of vCPUs

8 per node

RAM in GB

16 per node

Storage in GB

128 per node

Virtual machine size

Standard_F8s_v2

# of Azure resource groups

1

# of Azure networks

1

# of Azure subnets

1

# of Azure security groups

1

# of Azure network interfaces

3

# of Azure route tables

3

# of Azure load balancers

2

# of public IP addresses

12

# of OS disks

3 (128 GB each)

Minimum software requirements for a management cluster

Software

Version

Operating system distribution

Ubuntu 18.04

Docker

Current version available for Ubuntu 18.04