Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Cluster data - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 23.3.2

Cloud Discovery & Visibility Administration Guide

Product name
BlueCat Gateway
Cloud Discovery & Visibility (CDV) imports AKS Clusters into Address Manager as devices with the Kubernetes Clusters device subtype. Supported resources related to AKS Clusters are Load Balancers and Virtual Machine Scale Sets.
Note: VMs located within Scale Sets are imported as VM devices. CDV imports the Scale Sets themselves as tags that link to the respective VMs.
For example:

Within CDV, clicking a device displays imported information about the device and other details:

AKS tag hierarchy in Address Manager

CDV imports AKS information into Address Manager as a Tag Group with a hierarchy based on the region, cluster, and node group of the originating AKS data.

This hierarchy uses the following template:

  • Tag Group: Always named Azure Kubernetes Service.

  • Level 1 tag name: The resource group name from Azure.

  • Level 2 tag name: The BlueCat configuration name.

  • Level 3 tag name: The cluster name.

  • Level 4 tag: The node pool name or agent pool name.

The same tags for clusters, node pools, and agent pools are often used across multiple configurations. This hierarchy helps distinguish similarly-named tags in different configurations from each other.

For example, the tag resource for an agent pool with the name agentpool in the cluster demo_cni, that's part of the configuration demo/n-test in the resource group n-test would appear as follows: