Published : Nov 14, 2018
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Trial Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.
Azure Container Service Engine (acs-engine) is an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template generator. The required configurations of the cluster are defined in a JSON file; acs-engine reads these cluster definitions and generates a number of files that can be consumed by ARM. The tool also provides flexibility to choose different orchestrators—including Kubernetes, DC/OS, OpenShift, Swarm mode and Swarm—and to configure features and agents of the cluster. We’ve been using acs-engine in a number of projects and would recommend it for managing clusters in Azure Container Service.