Launch EKS

DO NOT PROCEED with this step unless you have validated the IAM role in use by the Cloud9 IDE. You will not be able to run the necessary kubectl commands in the later modules unless the EKS cluster is built using the IAM role.


How do I check the IAM role on the workspace?

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Create an EKS cluster

eksctl create cluster --name=networkshop-eksctl --nodes=2 --region=${AWS_REGION} --ssh-public-key=eksnetworkshop

Launching EKS and all the dependencies will take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Note that we use the ssh key created in Prerequisites Section 0.2.4