AWS EKS - Create Kubernetes cluster on Amazon EKS | the easy way

How to setup a Kubernetes cluster on AWS EKS using eksctl | Amazon EKS explained
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In this video I cover Elastic Kubernetes Service or AWS EKS in short. You will learn how to setup your Kubernetes cluster on AWS EKS using eksctl.

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——– What is EKS? ——–
AWS EKS is a Managed Kubernetes Service from Amazon, which means AWS manages the Master Nodes for you. All the necessary applications/services are already pre-installed like the container runtime or master processes and in addition it also takes care of scaling and backups. 👍
You only create the Worker Nodes.

Learn about Master and Worker Nodes here: ►

——– How to use EKS? ——–
To create a K8s cluster in EKS you need to do following steps:
1) Setup or preparation steps
– create AWS account
– create a VPC – virtual private space
– create an IAM role with Security Group (or in other words: create AWS user with list of permissions)
2) Create Cluster Control Plane – Master Nodes
– choose basic information like cluster name and k8s version
– choose region and VPC for your cluster
– set security
3) Create Worker Nodes and connect to cluster
The Worker Nodes are some EC2 instances with CPU and storage resources.
– Create as a Node Group
– Choose cluster it will attach to
– Define Security Group, select instance type etc.

With NodeGroup you have autoscaling, which means based on your needs depending on how much load the cluster has new Worker Nodes will automatically added or removed in the cluster.

– For that you need to define max and minimum number of Nodes.

——– Complex, but powerful and popular ——–
You’re right, that’s a lot of effort for just creating a simple Kubernetes cluster. Compared to other managed Kubernetes services, like DigitalOcean or Linode it’s more complex.

So, how to do it, when you just want to create a cluster and start deploying your containers inside as fast as possible.

Instead of doing all those steps manually, there is a faster and more efficient way.

——– eksctl to the rescue ——–
eksctl is a simple CLI tool for creating clusters on EKS. With just one command you create a cluster in minutes.
I’m a huge fan of understanding the concepts of how a technology works, but if there are tools that make working with this technology much easier then I like to use them. Usually those tools are built by community, which specialized in this technology. So it makes sense to use this knowledge.

So in the demo we will create the Kubernetes cluster using eksctl.

▬▬▬▬▬▬ T I M E S T A M P S ⏰ ▬▬▬▬▬▬
0:00 – Intro
0:36 – What is EKS?
1:20 – How to use EKS? 3 steps
4:46 – eksctl
7:22 – Demo: Create K8s cluster on AWS EKS using eksctl
15:04 – Demo: Delete K8s cluster and all its resources
16:02 – Recap

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31 thoughts on “AWS EKS – Create Kubernetes cluster on Amazon EKS | the easy way”
  1. Hi Nana,……..With EKS, I understand that managed nodes use AWS managed AMI for spinning up the nodes……..I have a custom AMI (Amazon linux + CIS benchmark) from marketplace…….when I try to create node group using custom AMI it fails……it says "Instances failed to join the kubernetes cluster"…what can be the issue?
    Also, Is there any way to not use the auto scaling feature with EKS. I want to use it only for 50 hours a week so schedulat wont work if auto scaling is in effect. pls suggest

  2. … any chance you can provide a example where the nodes are pushed into specified vpc and defined 2 az's into pre created subnets.

  3. Great Work!! It has been super helpful!!
    Just a query, which tool should I use to manage an eks cluster to enable developers in my team to connect and deploy their applications with lowest overhead possible?? Would eks/nirmata be appropriate in this use case? Or is there any other tool?

  4. Hi Nana, I want to deploy 100 WordPress sites with EKS but I have only 50 Elastic IPs on AWS, I want to park two domains each for 50 Ips How can I do it ?

  5. Thanks for video..Awesome content and explanation. Very straight forward and Auf wiedersehen

  6. Could you show how you can deploy a simple application like a Node app on to to a pod in that cluster?

  7. Really appreciate your efforts on spreading knowledge,thanks a lot.Can you also help with Jenkins x installation on eks please?

  8. Hi nice Explanation , if possible and your time permits could you make a video on the migration process of one cluster to another like aws-eks to Azure-aks or aws-eks to gke , what is be the best practices please could you suggest

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