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The AKS on Azure Stack HCI team has been hard at work responding to feedback from you all, and adding new features and functionality. Today we are releasing the AKS on Azure Stack HCI December Update.
You can evaluate the AKS on Azure Stack HCI December Update by registering for the Public Preview here: https://aka.ms/AKS-HCI-Evaluate (If you have already downloaded AKS on Azure Stack HCI – this evaluation link has now been updated with the December Update)
Some of the new changes in the AKS on Azure Stack HCI December Update include:
Workload Cluster Management Dashboard in Windows Admin Center
With the December update, AKS on Azure Stack HCI now provides you with a dashboard where you can:
- View any workload clusters you have deployed
- Connect to their Arc management pages
- Download the kubeconfig file for the cluster
- Create new workload clusters
- Delete existing workload clusters
We will be expanding the capabilities of this dashboard overtime.
Naming Scheme Update for AKS on Azure Stack HCI worker nodes
As people have been integrating AKS on Azure Stack HCI into their environments, there were some challenges encountered with our naming scheme for worker nodes. Specifically as people needed to join them to a domain to enable GMSA for Windows Containers. With the December update AKS on Azure Stack HCI worker node naming is now more domain friendly.
Windows Server 2019 Host Support
When we launched the first public preview of AKS on Azure Stack HCI – we only supported deployment on top of new Azure Stack HCI systems. However, some users have been asking for the ability to deploy AKS on Azure Stack HCI on Windows Server 2019. With this release we are now adding support for running AKS on Azure Stack HCI on any Windows Server 2019 cluster that has Hyper-V enabled, with a cluster shared volume configured for storage.
There have been several other changes and fixes that you can read about in the December Update release notes (Release December 2020 Update · Azure/aks-hci (github.com))
Once you have downloaded and installed the AKS on Azure Stack HCI December Update – you can report any issues you encounter, and track future feature work on our GitHub Project at https://github.com/Azure/aks-hci
I look forward to hearing from you all!
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