AKS Edge Essentials - On-premises Kubernetes implementation of Azure Kubernetes Service

AKS Edge Essentials, an on-premises Kubernetes implementation of Azure Kubernetes Service that automates running containerized applications at scale on PC-class or “light” edge hardware. It highlights the features, benefits and use cases of AKS Edge Essentials, such as:

  • A lightweight and supported Kubernetes distribution with a simple installation experience
  • A cloud-based management plane for Kubernetes clusters running anywhere
  • Support for both Linux-based and Windows-based containers
  • Interoperability between native Windows applications and containerized Linux workloads
  • A fully supported stack from kernel to cloud with security and update policies
  • Azure Arc integration to extend the Azure platform to the edge with core services

AKS Edge Essentials is a solution from Microsoft that enables customers to run Kubernetes-based applications at the edge. The solution allows users to deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters on edge devices such as IoT gateways or mini-servers, providing a consistent platform for deploying and managing containerized applications.

Here is a quickstart guide for AKS Edge Essentials:

  1. Install the AKS Edge Essentials agent on your edge devices. You can do this through the Azure portal or using a script provided by Microsoft.

  2. Create an AKS Edge Essentials cluster. You can do this through the Azure portal or using the Azure CLI.

  3. Deploy your application to the AKS Edge Essentials cluster. You can use standard Kubernetes deployment tools to deploy your application.

  4. Monitor and manage your application using the AKS Edge Essentials dashboard. You can monitor the health and performance of your application, and perform tasks such as scaling and updating.

  5. Optionally, integrate AKS Edge Essentials with other Azure services such as Azure IoT Hub or Azure Event Grid to create a complete edge-to-cloud solution.

Please note that AKS Edge Essentials is a relatively new solution from Microsoft, and is still evolving. As such, the above steps may change over time as new features and capabilities are added. It is always recommended to refer to the latest documentation and guides from Microsoft for the most up-to-date information.

Read more here : https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/hybrid/aks-edge-overview