Security groups for Data Lakes

During the specification of a VNet to CDP, the CDP admin can either let CDP create the required security groups, taking a list of IP address CIDRs as input; or create them in Azure and then provide them to CDP.

When getting started with CDP, the CDP admin can let CDP create security groups, taking a list of IP address CIDRs as input. These will be used in allowing the incoming traffic to the hosts. The list of CIDR ranges should correspond to the address ranges from which the CDP workloads will be accessed. In a VPN-peered VNet, this would also include address ranges from customer’s on-prem network. This model is useful for initial testing given the ease of set up.

Alternatively, the CDP admin can create security groups on their own and select them during the setup of the VNet and other network configuration. This model is better for production workloads, as it allows for greater control in the hands of the CDP admin. However, note that the CDP admin must ensure that the rules meet the requirements described below.

For a fully private network, network security groups should be configured according to the types of access requirements needed by the different services in the workloads. The Network security groups section includes all the details of the necessary rules that need to be configured.

Note that for a fully private network, even specifying an open access here (such as is restrictive because these services are deployed in a private subnet without a public IP address and hence do not have an incoming route from the Internet. However, the list of CIDR ranges may be useful to restrict which private subnets of the customer’s on-prem network can access the services.

Rules for AKS based workloads are described separately in the following section.