We launched the public preview of AKS on Azure Stack HCI last month at Ignite. Since then, lots of you have been trying it out, and giving us feedback. We have also been hard at work to add new features and fix issues that you have found.
Today we are releasing the AKS on Azure Stack HCI October Update.
You can evaluate the AKS on Azure Stack HCI October 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 October Update)
Some of the new changes in the AKS on Azure Stack HCI October Update include:
VLAN Support: With the AKS on Azure Stack HCI October Update you can now deploy AKS on Azure Stack HCI in environments that have VLANs configured. When you enable an Azure Stack HCI deployment to be a new AKS host – you can now specify a VLAN that will be used for the Kubernetes control plane and worker nodes:
Screenshot of configuring a VLAN on a new AKS on AzureStack HCI deployment
Persistent Volume Resize support: AKS on Azure Stack HCI allows you to create persistent volumes for your containerized workloads, that are backed by VHDX files (Cosmos Darwin did a great blog post about this). With the October Update you can now resize these volumes after they have been created.
Physical Host Static IP support: The initial release of AKS on Azure Stack HCI required you to use DHCP in your environment, even for the Azure Stack HCI hosts. We have heard from many of you that you need support for static IP addresses. Full support for static IP addresses is still in our roadmap, but we have made a significant step towards this goal with the October Update. You can now deploy AKS on Azure Stack HCI on an Azure Stack HCI deployment where the physical hosts are configured to use static IP addresses (note: you still need to have DHCP present in your environment for the Kubernetes control plane and worker nodes).
Once you have downloaded and installed the AKS on Azure Stack HCI October Update – you can report any issues you encounter, and track future feature work on our GitHub Project at https://github.com/Azure/aks-hci