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    Azure: How to delete an AKS Cluster

    How to delete an AKS Cluster

    Delete AKS

    In this article we'll learn How to delete an AKS cluster. AKS is the managed Kubernetes service provide by Microsoft Azure. As we all Know the  Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management. It was originally designed by Google and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Microsoft has build a wrapper around it and providing ot as a managed service. As this in cloud we do not need to invest in the upfront capex for building a service. So its going to be cheap. We'll create a AKS cluster and use it for our task and delete it when we are done. It'll charge us on pay as you go basis. 

    Kubernetes cluster architecture:

    A Kubernetes cluster is divided into two components:

    • Control plane nodes provide the core Kubernetes services and orchestration of application workloads.
    • Nodes run your application workloads.

    Kubernetes control plane and node components


    Lets start the delete operation.

    1. Login to Azure portal
    2. In Home page search for Kubernetes service.

    3. Click on the Kubernetes Service and choose the Kubernetes Cluster you ant to delete.
    choose AKS

    4. Click on the Delete option on the right side top as shown in figure. 

    Azure: How to delete an AKS Cluster

    5. Confirm to the delete operation by pressing "Yes" button.

    Azure: How to delete an AKS Cluster

    6. Check the Delete operation status.
    Azure: How to delete an AKS Cluster

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