AKS | Remove the Defender Profile from an AKS Cluster & Release Tracker


In this article, I will show you how you can remove the Defender for Containers profile from an existing AKS Cluster.

az login az account set --subscription <subscription-id> az aks update --disable-defender --resource-group <your-resource-group> --name <your-cluster-name> 

To verify that the profile was successfully removed, run the following command:

kubectl get pods -n azuredefender

AKS | Release Tracker

In this article, I will share with you some information related to the Azure release tracker:

AKS releases weekly rounds of fixes and feature and component updates that affect all clusters and customers. However, these releases can take up to two weeks to roll out to all regions from the initial time of shipping due to Azure Safe Deployment Practices (SDP). It is important for customers to know when a particular AKS release is hitting their region, and the AKS release tracker provides these details in real time by versions and regions.

Use the AKS release tracker to: 

  • See AKS deployments real time, every week by region
  • See the flow of deployment (SDP) between one region to the next
  • Get links from the page to the current and past release notes 

To view the release tracker, visit the AKS release status webpage.

About the Author:

I’m Max, Microsoft MVP Azure and Director Cloud Security Architecture in financial company based in Toronto, Canada.

The goal of this blog is to share with you, my feedbacks, proof-of-concept, and others contributions based on blog posts and videos. The editorial line should focus on :

  • Microsoft Azure,
  • Kubernetes Security with AKS,
  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud / Azure Policy,
  • Azure Sentinel

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Coquerel, M. (2022). AKS | Remove the Defender Profile from an AKS Cluster. Available at: https://zigmax.net/remove-the-defender-profile-from-an-aks-cluster/ [Accessed: 15th July 2022].

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