Azure Prerequisites and Resource Requirements

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This topic describes the prerequisites and resource requirements for installing Enterprise Pivotal Container Service (Enterprise PKS) on Microsoft Azure.

Prerequisites

Before installing Enterprise PKS:

  1. Review the sections below.

  2. Install and configure Ops Manager. To install Ops Manager, follow the instructions in Installing and Configuring Ops Manager on Azure.

Subscription Requirements

For Enterprise PKS and Kubernetes services to run correctly, you must have at least a standard subscription tier.

Resource Requirements

Installing Ops Manager and Enterprise PKS requires the following virtual machines (VMs):

VM CPU RAM Storage
Pivotal Container Service 2 8 GB 16 GB ^*
Pivotal Ops Manager 1 8 GB 120 GB
BOSH Director 2 8 GB 16 GB

Storage Requirements for Large Numbers of Pods

If you expect the cluster workload to run a large number of pods continuously, then increase the size of persistent disk storage allocated to the the Pivotal Container Service VM as follows:

Number of Pods Storage (Persistent Disk) Requirement ^*
1,000 pods 20 GB
5,000 pods 100 GB
10,000 pods 200 GB
50,000 pods 1,000 GB

Kubernetes Cluster Resources

Each Kubernetes cluster provisioned through Enterprise PKS deploys the VMs listed below. If you deploy more than one Kubernetes cluster, you must scale your allocated resources appropriately.
VM Name Number CPU Cores RAM Ephemeral Disk Persistent Disk
master 1 2 4 GB 32 GB 5 GB
worker 1 2 4 GB 32 GB 50 GB

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