Chendrayan Venkatesan


Chendrayan Venkatesan

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Of late, we did a AKS workshop and a team got stuck in deploying a simple HTML application and get the home page working. It’s not a complex one! Let me walk through the steps to get this sorted.

Project Structure & Code

HTML application project folder structure

The docker file content is as follows - Yes, team has a HTML file named ‘home.html’

FROM nginx

COPY home.html /usr/share/nginx/html

HTML file content for your reference.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.metroui.org.ua/v4.3.2/css/metro-all.min.css">
    <link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Montserrat' rel='stylesheet'>
        body {
            font-family: 'Montserrat';
            font-size: 22px;

    <h3 style="text-align: center;">Azure Kubernetes Service</h3>
    <p style="text-align: center;">Application Version 1.0</p>
    <script src="https://cdn.metroui.org.ua/v4/js/metro.min.js"></script>


Deploy the pod using the kubectl

PS C:\> kubectl run collabrains-cloud-dev --image chenv/collabrains-cloud-dev

Expose the application to internet using Load Balancer service

PS C:\> kubectl expose pod collabrains-cloud-dev --type=LoadBalancer --port=80 --name=collabrains-cloud-dev

Get the public IP

PS C:\> kubectl get svc

Accessing the public IP through the browser didn’t give the expected result.

What went wrong?

Practically, there is no issue. Instead of your home.html the index.html is rendering. Because, that is the default index page. So, to access your home page navigate to http://PUBLICIP/HOME.HTML or overwrite the index file by renaming the home.html to index.html. Don’t forget to update the same in Dockerfile.

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