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If Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) was the first Kubernetes based home on Azure that Windows containers have, I am so happy now we got a second brand new home. That is AKS on Azure Stack HCI announced at Ignite this week! As the driver to build and execute the product strategy helping customers lift and shift, and modernize traditional Windows apps with Windows containers, I am thrilled we are bringing AKS on Azure Stack HCI to customers for on-prem or hybrid needs of leveraging Windows containers.
As a starter, from the official doc here, “Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI is an on-premises implementation of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), which automates running containerized applications at scale. Azure Kubernetes Service is now in preview on Azure Stack HCI, making it quicker to get started hosting Linux and Windows containers in your datacenter.”
I had the honor participating as an SME in a few Digital Breakout sessions and the Ask the Experts sessions related to AKS on Azure Stack HCI this Ignite. I was blown away by the strong interest from the community. Lots of great questions were asked. To make it easy, I compiled the following relevant links for folks who wanted to get started:
- Julia White’s Blog Bring innovation anywhere with Azure’s multi-cloud, multi-edge hybrid capabilities where AKS on Azure Stack HCI was announced.
- AKS on Azure Stack HC Documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-stack/aks-hci/
- Specifically, here is the tutorial of Windows containers on AKS on Azure Stack HCI: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-stack/aks-hci/deploy-windows-application
- As a reference, here is the tutorial to run Windows containers on AKS: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/windows-container-cli
- Download the preview: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/products/azure-stack/hci/aks-download/
- Ben Armstrong is the product owner of AKS on Azure Stack HCI. So definitely check out his session (4 demos!!!): Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI.
- Roanne Sones’s session Transform your Windows Server workloads on Azure where how to quickly modernize a .NET app and deploy onto AKS on Azure Stack HCI was demoed.
- Brendon Burn’s session on Enterprise-grade Kubernetes on Azure where he’ll also cover AKS on Azure Stack HCI.
- All the three sessions above have accompanying Ask the Expert sessions. So be sure to check them out too. Someone might be asking or answering your questions.
- Skilling session Quick app containerization with Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI by Subodh Bhargava and Vinicius Apolinario where Vinicius showed you how to use WAC to containerize a .NET app and deploy to AKS on Azure Stack HCI with ease.
If you are interested in learning more about WAC tooling related to containers, check out 2 previous blogs from Vinicius:
- Announcement: New updates to the Containers extension in Windows Admin Center
- September-2020 updates to Containers extension on Windows Admin Center
Have fun at Ignite. Have fun trying out Windows containers on AKS on Azure Stack HCI. Keep your questions coming in. Share your feedback with us. Thank you!