Create a cluster in Amazon EKS and install kubectl

Lab Details

  1. This lab walks you through the steps to create an EKS Cluster and understand each of its components.

  2. You will practice using the AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster and install kubectl to get the cluster IP.

  3. Duration: 60 minutes

  4. AWS Region: US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1


What is Amazon EKS?

  • It is a managed container service for running and scaling Kubernetes applications.

  • Amazon EKS i.e. Elastic Kubernetes Service can be used in three ways:

    • Deploy applications with Amazon EKS in the cloud: Using AWS Fargate or Amazon EC2

    • Deploy applications with Amazon EKS anywhere: For your on-premise infrastructure

    • Deploy applications with your own tools: Using Bare metal, virtual machines, and Amazon EC2 instances

  • Since EKS is a managed service, it allows you to run Kubernetes on AWS without having to install Kubernetes.

  • It provisions and scales control plane, API Servers, and backend persistence layers across multiple AZs for high availability and fault tolerance. Also, it automatically detects and replaces the unhealthy control plane nodes for patching.
  • Amazon EKS is integrated with many AWS Services like ELB for load distribution, IAM for authentication, Amazon VPC for isolation and CloudTrail for logging.

Architecture Diagram

Task Details

  1. Launching Lab Environment

  2. Create an EKS Cluster

  3. Create an Environment in CloudShell.

  4. Install kubectl on AWS CloudShell.

  5. Configure your AWS CloudShell to communicate with your cluster.

  6. Validation of the lab

  7. Deleting AWS Resources