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Part 1: Setup

What Will You Do

This is Part 1 of a multi-part, self-paced quick start exercise. In this part, you will setup the required resources to execute the AKS SOM.


Step 1: Setup Azure

Cloud credentials provide privileges to programmatically interact with your Azure account so that the lifecycle of infrastructure associated with the AKS cluster can be managed.

  • Follow the step-by-step instructions to create the needed priveledges and resources in Azure. The information obtained from these steps will be used in the SOM autoamtion in a later step

Step 2: Fork Repository

Declarative specs for the AKS cluster and other resources are available in a Git repository

Fork Repository


Step 3: Enable GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions will be used to run the automation workflows that will configure the environment resources.

  • In GitHub, click "Actions"
  • Click "I understand my workflows, go ahead and enable them"

Enable Actions

All Workflows


Step 4: Configure Secret

GitHub Actions will use RCTL to automate the provisioning of resources. The RCTL configuration will be stored as a Github Actions Secret.

  • In the Rafay console, click "My Tools" -> "Download CLI Config"
  • Open the downloaded JSON file in a text editor
  • Copy the full JSON contents for later use
  • In the forked GitHub repository, click "Settings"
  • In the left hand pane, click "Secrets" -> "Actions"
  • Click "New repositroy secret"

New Secret

  • Enter the name "rafaysecret" for the name
  • Paste the copied JSON CLI config in the value field

Create Secret

  • Click "Add secret"

Completed Secet


Recap

At this point, you have everything setup and configured to begin using the SOM automation.