Azure subscription setup

This page outlines the steps that the ForgeOps Team took when setting up an Azure subscription before deploying the CDM.

Perform these steps before you deploy the CDM:

  1. Assign the following roles to users who will deploy the CDM:

    • Azure Kubernetes Service Cluster Admin Role

    • Azure Kubernetes Service Cluster User Role

    • Contributor

    • User Access Administrator

    Remember, the CDM is a reference implementation, and is not for production use. The roles you assign in this step are suitable for the CDM. When you create a project plan, you’ll need to determine which Azure roles are required.

  2. Log in to Azure services as a user with the roles you assigned in the previous step:

    $ az login --username my-user-name
  3. View your current subscription ID:

    $ az account show
  4. If necessary, set the current subscription ID to the one you will use to deploy the CDM:

    $ az account set --subscription my-subscription-id
  5. Copy the file that contains default Terraform variables to a new file:

    1. Change to the /path/to/forgeops-extras/terraform directory.

    2. Copy the terraform.tfvars file to [1].

    Copying the terraform.tfvars file to a new file preserves the original content in the file.

  6. Determine the cluster size: small, medium, or large.

  7. Define your cluster’s configuration:

    1. Open the file.

    2. Determine the location of your cluster’s configuration in the file:

      Cluster size Section containing the cluster configuration







    3. Modify your cluster’s configuration by setting values in the section listed in the table:

      1. Set the value of the enabled variable to true.

      2. Set the value of the meta.cluster_name variable to the name of the AKS cluster you’ll create.

      3. Set the values of the location.region and location.zones variables to the region and zones where you’ll deploy the CDM.

        Before continuing, go to Microsoft’s Products available by region page and verify that Azure Kubernetes Service is available in the region you specified.

    4. Save and close the file.

  8. Ensure your region has an adequate CPU quota for the CDM.

    Locate these two variables in your cluster’s configuration in the file:

    • node_pool.type: the machine type to be used in your cluster

    • node_pool.max_count: the maximum number of machines to be used in your cluster

    Your quotas must be large enough to let you allocate the maximum number of machines in your region. If your quotas are too low, request and wait for a quota increase from Microsoft Azure before attempting to create your CDM cluster.

Next step

1. The Terraform configuration contains a set of variables under forgerock that adds labels required for clusters created by ForgeRock employees. If you’re a ForgeRock employee creating a cluster, set values for these variables.
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