Microsoft.ContainerService managedClusters/agentPools 2022-03-01

The managedClusters/agentPools resource type can be deployed to: Resource groups.

To learn about resource group deployments, see Bicep or ARM template.

For a list of changed properties in each API version, see change log.

Template format

To create a Microsoft.ContainerService/managedClusters/agentPools resource, add the following Bicep or JSON to your template.

resource symbolicname 'Microsoft.ContainerService/managedClusters/agentPools@2022-03-01' = {
  name: 'string'
  parent: resourceSymbolicName
  properties: {
    availabilityZones: [
    count: int
    creationData: {
      sourceResourceId: 'string'
    enableAutoScaling: bool
    enableEncryptionAtHost: bool
    enableFIPS: bool
    enableNodePublicIP: bool
    enableUltraSSD: bool
    gpuInstanceProfile: 'string'
    kubeletConfig: {
      allowedUnsafeSysctls: [
      containerLogMaxFiles: int
      containerLogMaxSizeMB: int
      cpuCfsQuota: bool
      cpuCfsQuotaPeriod: 'string'
      cpuManagerPolicy: 'string'
      failSwapOn: bool
      imageGcHighThreshold: int
      imageGcLowThreshold: int
      podMaxPids: int
      topologyManagerPolicy: 'string'
    kubeletDiskType: 'string'
    linuxOSConfig: {
      swapFileSizeMB: int
      sysctls: {
        fsAioMaxNr: int
        fsFileMax: int
        fsInotifyMaxUserWatches: int
        fsNrOpen: int
        kernelThreadsMax: int
        netCoreNetdevMaxBacklog: int
        netCoreOptmemMax: int
        netCoreRmemDefault: int
        netCoreRmemMax: int
        netCoreSomaxconn: int
        netCoreWmemDefault: int
        netCoreWmemMax: int
        netIpv4IpLocalPortRange: 'string'
        netIpv4NeighDefaultGcThresh1: int
        netIpv4NeighDefaultGcThresh2: int
        netIpv4NeighDefaultGcThresh3: int
        netIpv4TcpFinTimeout: int
        netIpv4TcpkeepaliveIntvl: int
        netIpv4TcpKeepaliveProbes: int
        netIpv4TcpKeepaliveTime: int
        netIpv4TcpMaxSynBacklog: int
        netIpv4TcpMaxTwBuckets: int
        netIpv4TcpTwReuse: bool
        netNetfilterNfConntrackBuckets: int
        netNetfilterNfConntrackMax: int
        vmMaxMapCount: int
        vmSwappiness: int
        vmVfsCachePressure: int
      transparentHugePageDefrag: 'string'
      transparentHugePageEnabled: 'string'
    maxCount: int
    maxPods: int
    minCount: int
    mode: 'string'
    nodeLabels: {}
    nodePublicIPPrefixID: 'string'
    nodeTaints: [
    orchestratorVersion: 'string'
    osDiskSizeGB: int
    osDiskType: 'string'
    osSKU: 'string'
    osType: 'string'
    podSubnetID: 'string'
    powerState: {
      code: 'string'
    proximityPlacementGroupID: 'string'
    scaleDownMode: 'string'
    scaleSetEvictionPolicy: 'string'
    scaleSetPriority: 'string'
    spotMaxPrice: int
    tags: {}
    type: 'string'
    upgradeSettings: {
      maxSurge: 'string'
    vmSize: 'string'
    vnetSubnetID: 'string'
    workloadRuntime: 'string'

Property values


Name Description Value
type The resource type

For Bicep, set this value in the resource declaration.
apiVersion The resource api version

For Bicep, set this value in the resource declaration.
name The resource name

See how to set names and types for child resources in Bicep or JSON ARM templates.
string (required)
parent In Bicep, you can specify the parent resource for a child resource. You only need to add this property when the child resource is declared outside of the parent resource.

For more information, see Child resource outside parent resource.
Symbolic name for resource of type: managedClusters
properties Properties of an agent pool. ManagedClusterAgentPoolProfileProperties


Name Description Value
availabilityZones The list of Availability zones to use for nodes. This can only be specified if the AgentPoolType property is 'VirtualMachineScaleSets'. string[]
count Number of agents (VMs) to host docker containers. Allowed values must be in the range of 0 to 1000 (inclusive) for user pools and in the range of 1 to 1000 (inclusive) for system pools. The default value is 1. int
creationData CreationData to be used to specify the source Snapshot ID if the node pool will be created/upgraded using a snapshot. CreationData
enableAutoScaling Whether to enable auto-scaler bool
enableEncryptionAtHost This is only supported on certain VM sizes and in certain Azure regions. For more information, see: /azure/aks/enable-host-encryption bool
enableFIPS See Add a FIPS-enabled node pool for more details. bool
enableNodePublicIP Some scenarios may require nodes in a node pool to receive their own dedicated public IP addresses. A common scenario is for gaming workloads, where a console needs to make a direct connection to a cloud virtual machine to minimize hops. For more information see assigning a public IP per node. The default is false. bool
enableUltraSSD Whether to enable UltraSSD bool
gpuInstanceProfile GPUInstanceProfile to be used to specify GPU MIG instance profile for supported GPU VM SKU. 'MIG1g'
kubeletConfig The Kubelet configuration on the agent pool nodes. KubeletConfig
kubeletDiskType Determines the placement of emptyDir volumes, container runtime data root, and Kubelet ephemeral storage. 'OS'
linuxOSConfig The OS configuration of Linux agent nodes. LinuxOSConfig
maxCount The maximum number of nodes for auto-scaling int
maxPods The maximum number of pods that can run on a node. int
minCount The minimum number of nodes for auto-scaling int
mode A cluster must have at least one 'System' Agent Pool at all times. For additional information on agent pool restrictions and best practices, see: /azure/aks/use-system-pools 'System'
nodeLabels The node labels to be persisted across all nodes in agent pool. object
nodePublicIPPrefixID This is of the form: /subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/resourceGroups/{resourceGroupName}/providers/Microsoft.Network/publicIPPrefixes/{publicIPPrefixName} string
nodeTaints The taints added to new nodes during node pool create and scale. For example, key=value:NoSchedule. string[]
orchestratorVersion As a best practice, you should upgrade all node pools in an AKS cluster to the same Kubernetes version. The node pool version must have the same major version as the control plane. The node pool minor version must be within two minor versions of the control plane version. The node pool version cannot be greater than the control plane version. For more information see upgrading a node pool. string
osDiskSizeGB OS Disk Size in GB to be used to specify the disk size for every machine in the master/agent pool. If you specify 0, it will apply the default osDisk size according to the vmSize specified. int
osDiskType The default is 'Ephemeral' if the VM supports it and has a cache disk larger than the requested OSDiskSizeGB. Otherwise, defaults to 'Managed'. May not be changed after creation. For more information see Ephemeral OS. 'Ephemeral'
osSKU Specifies an OS SKU. This value must not be specified if OSType is Windows. 'CBLMariner'
osType The operating system type. The default is Linux. 'Linux'
podSubnetID If omitted, pod IPs are statically assigned on the node subnet (see vnetSubnetID for more details). This is of the form: /subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/resourceGroups/{resourceGroupName}/providers/Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/{virtualNetworkName}/subnets/{subnetName} string
powerState When an Agent Pool is first created it is initially Running. The Agent Pool can be stopped by setting this field to Stopped. A stopped Agent Pool stops all of its VMs and does not accrue billing charges. An Agent Pool can only be stopped if it is Running and provisioning state is Succeeded PowerState
proximityPlacementGroupID The ID for Proximity Placement Group. string
scaleDownMode This also effects the cluster autoscaler behavior. If not specified, it defaults to Delete. 'Deallocate'
scaleSetEvictionPolicy This cannot be specified unless the scaleSetPriority is 'Spot'. If not specified, the default is 'Delete'. 'Deallocate'
scaleSetPriority The Virtual Machine Scale Set priority. If not specified, the default is 'Regular'. 'Regular'
spotMaxPrice Possible values are any decimal value greater than zero or -1 which indicates the willingness to pay any on-demand price. For more details on spot pricing, see spot VMs pricing int
tags The tags to be persisted on the agent pool virtual machine scale set. object
type The type of Agent Pool. 'AvailabilitySet'
upgradeSettings Settings for upgrading the agentpool AgentPoolUpgradeSettings
vmSize VM size availability varies by region. If a node contains insufficient compute resources (memory, cpu, etc) pods might fail to run correctly. For more details on restricted VM sizes, see: /azure/aks/quotas-skus-regions string
vnetSubnetID If this is not specified, a VNET and subnet will be generated and used. If no podSubnetID is specified, this applies to nodes and pods, otherwise it applies to just nodes. This is of the form: /subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/resourceGroups/{resourceGroupName}/providers/Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/{virtualNetworkName}/subnets/{subnetName} string
workloadRuntime Determines the type of workload a node can run. 'OCIContainer'


Name Description Value
sourceResourceId This is the ARM ID of the source object to be used to create the target object. string


Name Description Value
allowedUnsafeSysctls Allowed list of unsafe sysctls or unsafe sysctl patterns (ending in *). string[]
containerLogMaxFiles The maximum number of container log files that can be present for a container. The number must be ≥ 2. int
containerLogMaxSizeMB The maximum size (e.g. 10Mi) of container log file before it is rotated. int
cpuCfsQuota The default is true. bool
cpuCfsQuotaPeriod The default is '100ms.' Valid values are a sequence of decimal numbers with an optional fraction and a unit suffix. For example: '300ms', '2h45m'. Supported units are 'ns', 'us', 'ms', 's', 'm', and 'h'. string
cpuManagerPolicy The default is 'none'. See Kubernetes CPU management policies for more information. Allowed values are 'none' and 'static'. string
failSwapOn If set to true it will make the Kubelet fail to start if swap is enabled on the node. bool
imageGcHighThreshold To disable image garbage collection, set to 100. The default is 85% int
imageGcLowThreshold This cannot be set higher than imageGcHighThreshold. The default is 80% int
podMaxPids The maximum number of processes per pod. int
topologyManagerPolicy For more information see Kubernetes Topology Manager. The default is 'none'. Allowed values are 'none', 'best-effort', 'restricted', and 'single-numa-node'. string


Name Description Value
swapFileSizeMB The size in MB of a swap file that will be created on each node. int
sysctls Sysctl settings for Linux agent nodes. SysctlConfig
transparentHugePageDefrag Valid values are 'always', 'defer', 'defer+madvise', 'madvise' and 'never'. The default is 'madvise'. For more information see Transparent Hugepages. string
transparentHugePageEnabled Valid values are 'always', 'madvise', and 'never'. The default is 'always'. For more information see Transparent Hugepages. string


Name Description Value
fsAioMaxNr Sysctl setting fs.aio-max-nr. int
fsFileMax Sysctl setting fs.file-max. int
fsInotifyMaxUserWatches Sysctl setting fs.inotify.max_user_watches. int
fsNrOpen Sysctl setting fs.nr_open. int
kernelThreadsMax Sysctl setting kernel.threads-max. int
netCoreNetdevMaxBacklog Sysctl setting net.core.netdev_max_backlog. int
netCoreOptmemMax Sysctl setting net.core.optmem_max. int
netCoreRmemDefault Sysctl setting net.core.rmem_default. int
netCoreRmemMax Sysctl setting net.core.rmem_max. int
netCoreSomaxconn Sysctl setting net.core.somaxconn. int
netCoreWmemDefault Sysctl setting net.core.wmem_default. int
netCoreWmemMax Sysctl setting net.core.wmem_max. int
netIpv4IpLocalPortRange Sysctl setting net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range. string
netIpv4NeighDefaultGcThresh1 Sysctl setting net.ipv4.neigh.default.gc_thresh1. int
netIpv4NeighDefaultGcThresh2 Sysctl setting net.ipv4.neigh.default.gc_thresh2. int
netIpv4NeighDefaultGcThresh3 Sysctl setting net.ipv4.neigh.default.gc_thresh3. int
netIpv4TcpFinTimeout Sysctl setting net.ipv4.tcp_fin_timeout. int
netIpv4TcpkeepaliveIntvl Sysctl setting net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_intvl. int
netIpv4TcpKeepaliveProbes Sysctl setting net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_probes. int
netIpv4TcpKeepaliveTime Sysctl setting net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time. int
netIpv4TcpMaxSynBacklog Sysctl setting net.ipv4.tcp_max_syn_backlog. int
netIpv4TcpMaxTwBuckets Sysctl setting net.ipv4.tcp_max_tw_buckets. int
netIpv4TcpTwReuse Sysctl setting net.ipv4.tcp_tw_reuse. bool
netNetfilterNfConntrackBuckets Sysctl setting net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_buckets. int
netNetfilterNfConntrackMax Sysctl setting net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_max. int
vmMaxMapCount Sysctl setting vm.max_map_count. int
vmSwappiness Sysctl setting vm.swappiness. int
vmVfsCachePressure Sysctl setting vm.vfs_cache_pressure. int


Name Description Value
code Tells whether the cluster is Running or Stopped 'Running'


Name Description Value
maxSurge This can either be set to an integer (e.g. '5') or a percentage (e.g. '50%'). If a percentage is specified, it is the percentage of the total agent pool size at the time of the upgrade. For percentages, fractional nodes are rounded up. If not specified, the default is 1. For more information, including best practices, see: /azure/aks/upgrade-cluster#customize-node-surge-upgrade string

Quickstart templates

The following quickstart templates deploy this resource type.

Template Description
Deploy an AKS cluster for Azure ML

Deploy to Azure
This template allows you to deploy an entreprise compliant AKS cluster which can be attached to Azure ML