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Getting started with Amazon EKS

Make sure that you are set up to use Amazon EKS before going through the getting started guides. For more information, see Setting up to use Amazon EKS.

There are two getting started guides available for creating a new Kubernetes cluster with nodes in Amazon EKS:

  • Getting started with Amazon EKS – eksctl – This getting started guide helps you to install all of the required resources to get started with Amazon EKS using eksctl, a simple command line utility for creating and managing Kubernetes clusters on Amazon EKS. At the end of the tutorial, you will have a running Amazon EKS cluster that you can deploy applications to. This is the fastest and simplest way to get started with Amazon EKS.

  • Getting started with Amazon EKS – Amazon Web Services Management Console and Amazon CLI – This getting started guide helps you to create all of the required resources to get started with Amazon EKS using the Amazon Web Services Management Console and Amazon CLI. At the end of the tutorial, you will have a running Amazon EKS cluster that you can deploy applications to. In this guide, you manually create each resource required for an Amazon EKS cluster. The procedures give you visibility into how each resource is created and how they interact with each other.

We also offer a curated collection of hands-on tutorials. For more information, see Navigating Amazon EKS on Amazon Community.