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Qlik Core has been with us for a while and now with the November release a lot more exciting stuff are delivered by Qlik's R&D team.


Qlik Core Scaling, is a repository with a preset solution ready to be deployed on a Google Kubernetes Engine. Since the solution is a group of .yaml files, we can deploy them in any Kubernetes host provider like Azure's Kubernetes Services.


Today I will go over on how to setup Azure for Qlik Core and on the next blog on how to setup Qlik Core. For this you must have sufficient privileges in Azure to setup an AKS Cluster.


First we need to create the AKS cluster that will hold solution. Go to Azure's Dashboard, click 'All Services' and then 'Kubernetes Services'. Click on the plus button to create the cluster. Add your Resource Group, give at a name and put 3 nodes just for a start, you can scale up later.


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On the next screen make sure you check the enable RBAC.


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Then on the next tab Networking, select "HTTP Application Routing".


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You can have the rest of the tabs with their default values. On the final screen, review and create the cluster.


Now lets move on installing the Azure CLI and view the dashboard.


Run az aks install-cli, then get your credentials locally,


az aks get-credentials --resource-group <your-resource-group> --name myTestCluster and then open the dashboard


az aks browse --resource-group <your-resource-group> --name myTestCluster. This will open a new browser window with your Kubernetes dashboard.


We have setup the Azure Kubernetes and on the next blog I will explain on how setup Qlik Core.




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