Create the namespace

All the AWS App Mesh components will be live in the appmesh-system namespace in our EKS cluster. We will be managing all namespaces via GitOps. This includes the actual creation of the namespace and also the resources contained with it.

Ensure you have cloned your repository into your Cloud9 environment.

# Make sure you are in your environment directory
cd ~/environment

# Clone your repo
git clone

# Change into the repos directory
cd my-eks-config

Create a folder in your repo called namespaces and then create a file within that folder called appmesh-system.yaml.

Paste the contents of the following into the new file:

apiVersion: v1
kind: Namespace
    name: appmesh-system
  name: appmesh-system

Your repository structure should be:

├── namespaces
│   └── appmesh-system.yaml

Add and then commit the appmesh-system.yaml file and push the the changes to your GitHub repo.

Flux will now see that the desired state has changed in Git and will apply the namespace to our cluster. This will take up to 1 minute to apply.

Check that that the namespace has been created by running the following command:

kubectl get ns

You should see the appmesh-system namespace listed. For example:

NAME              STATUS   AGE
appmesh-system    Active   26s
default           Active   76m
flux              Active   2m18s
kube-node-lease   Active   76m
kube-public       Active   76m
kube-system       Active   76m

If you don’t see it listed, give it a few minutes longer and try again.