General Availability for SDN integration with AKS on Azure Stack HCI
Published Oct 12 2022 10:05 AM 6,612 Views

Our SDN and AKS engineering teams are so excited to announce General Availability based on customer feedback to enable SDN as the best place to host your AKS workloads on HCI. 


This enables consistency with Azure Kubernetes Service for true Virtual Networking and Overlay support.  With SDN, our “overlay” network is equivalent to Azure virtual networks and leverages our inbox Load Balancers, Network Security Groups, and User Defined Routes (UDRs).   Additionally, you gain built-in Security reducing attack vectors by having network isolation between Virtual Networks and a distributed Firewall.  It is important to note that NSGs are not yet tied to AKS-HCI, and PODs are not integrated with SDN… but stay tuned!




If you were a part of the SDN + AKS HCI Public Preview program, you’ll notice new features below:

  • HA Proxy VM is no longer deployed since we leverage our inbox Load Balancers
  • We’ve added a new global VIP pool parameter for Load Balancing
  • Log Collection scripts are now available in PowerShell Gallery for troubleshooting
  • SLB Probe Support


If you happen to have questions, please reach out to us at

To get started, please check out our install documentation and our peer AKS Hybrid team's blog for September release.


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