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Calico cloud workshop on AKS

Calicocloud on AKS

AKS Calico Cloud Workshop

The intent of this workshop is to introduce Calico Cloud(https://www.calicocloud.io/?utm_campaign=calicocloud&utm_medium=digital&utm_source=microsoft) to manage AKS clusters and leverage Calico features to implement the various use cases. While there are many capabilities that the Calico product provides, this workshop focuses on a subset of those that are used most often by enterprises to derive value from the Calico Product.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop we are going to focus on these main use cases (with links to Calico docs for further info). Note that features for policy and visibility as outlined in this workshop are identical between Calico Cloud and Calico Enterprise. Consult the Calico Enterprise docs for further reading:

Join the Slack Channel

Calico User Group Slack is a great resource to ask any questions about Calico. If you are not a part of this Slack group yet, we highly recommend joining it to participate in discussions or ask questions. For example, you can ask questions specific to EKS and other managed Kubernetes services in the #eks-aks-gke-iks channel.

Who should take this workshop?

  • Developers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Solutions Architects
  • Anyone that is interested in Security, Observability and Network policy for Kubernetes.

Workshop prerequisites

It is recommended to follow the AKS creation step outlined in Module 0 and to keep the resources isolated from any existing deployments. If you are using a corporate Azure account for the workshop, make sure to check with account administrator to provide you with sufficient permissions to create and manage AkS clusters and Load Balancer resources.



  1. Disconnect your cluster from calicocloud by following the instruction here

    Whether you’ve finished with your Calico Cloud Trial or decided to disconnect your cluster from Calico Cloud, we know you want your cluster to remain functional. We highly recommend running a simple script to migrate your cluster to open-source Project Calico.

    curl -O https://installer.calicocloud.io/manifests/v3.10.0-0/downgrade.sh
    chmod +x downgrade.sh
    ./downgrade.sh --remove-all-calico-policy --remove-prometheus
  2. Delete application stack to clean up any loadbalancer services.

    kubectl delete -f demo/dev/app.manifests.yaml
    kubectl delete -f demo/boutiqueshop/boutique-app.manifests.yaml
  3. Delete AKS cluster.

    az aks delete --name $CLUSTERNAME --resource-group $RGNAME
  4. Delete the azure resource group.

    az group delete --resource-group $RGNAME


Calico Cloud on AKS