Create EKS Cluster

Before creating the EKS cluster, please make sure that you have the right role.

aws sts get-caller-identity --query Arn | grep TeamRole -q && echo "IAM role valid" || echo "IAM role NOT valid"

If the IAM role is not valid, DO NOT PROCEED. Go back and confirm the steps on this page.

Once you have ensured your IAM role is valid, proceed to define your cluster configuration.

Create a cluster.yaml file in the root of your Cloud9 environment. Copy and paste the yaml below:

kind: ClusterConfig
  name: gitopssdlcworkshop
  region: us-west-2
  - name: default
    instanceType: m5.large
    desiredCapacity: 2
    volumeSize: 120
        appMesh: true
        xRay: true

To create the EKS cluster, you will need to run the following command:

# make sure we are in the root environment folder
cd ~/environment

# Create the cluster
eksctl create cluster -f cluster.yaml

The creation of the cluster typically takes about 20 minutes. You can monitor the progress of your cluster by navigating to AWS Console > Services > CloudFormation.

Since we have some time, let’s review some Advanced Deployment Strategies.