Step By Step AKS Implementation

Complete implementation should take less than an hour from beginning to end.

Below are detailed instructions

  • 1 - Software Pre-requisites:

Links below to free technology tools needed to get started
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Visual Sudio Code

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Unlocked Data


  • 2 - Sign up for free Azure Kubernetes Services

Go to the Microsoft Azure website and sign up for a free account.


Select AKS and we recommend getting started with AKS cluster “Standard_B2s". This will provision 3 nodes that will be ready within minutes to host the Unlocked Data solution.

  • 3 - Connect VS Code to your Azure Cluster

Install Kubernetes by clicking on extensions and selecting Kubernetes
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Click on the Kubernetes logo

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  • 4 - Acquire the Unlocked Data Helm Chart

Create a folder on your computer – in our example we created c:\unlocked-data.
helm registry login – this is where we store our solution.

Enter the user name and password provided by Unlocked Data in your registration email.

Paste the following 3 commands into the terminal window:


Prep your environment for the Helm commands


  • 5 - Install solution to your environment

Paste the final two commands into your VS Code terminal:

Create a dedicated namespace in your environment

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You're done!

  • Questions

Helm – We make use of Helm Charts to stay in total control of our solution and releases. Helm ensures that we give you everything you need to get the solution working first time.

Kubectl – this is a Kubernetes command line tool.

Visual Studio Code – this is the tool we use for our own installations. It’s our recommended approach because you can see everything about a deployment in one place. Equally, you could use the Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) if you wish. The commands are similar. Get in touch with us if you want to know more.