Create, upgrade, and delete Amazon EKS Anywhere clusters on Snowball Edge devices - Amazon Snowball Edge Developer Guide
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Create, upgrade, and delete Amazon EKS Anywhere clusters on Snowball Edge devices

If you want to create a cluster in a static IP address range, ensure that you don’t create other clusters on your Snowball Edge devices in the same IP address range. If you want to create another cluster using DHCP addressing on your Snowball Edge devices, ensure that all static IP address ranges that you use for clusters are not in the DHCP pool subnet.

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Best practice: Create a cluster and wait until it is successfully provisioned and running, then create another one.

To create, upgrade, and delete Amazon EKS Anywhere clusters, refer to Snow getstarted.

To upgrade an Amazon EKS Anywhere admin AMI or EKS Distro AMI, contact Amazon Web Services Support. Amazon Web Services Support will provide a Snowball Edge update containing the upgraded AMI. Then, download and install the Snowball Edge update. See Downloading updates and Installing updates.

After you upgrade your Amazon EKS Anywhere AMI, you need to start a new Amazon EKS Anywhere admin instance. See Run an Amazon EKS Anywhere admin instance. Then, copy key files, the cluster folder, credentials, and certificates from the previous admin instance to the upgraded instance. These are in a folder that's named for the cluster.

Clean up resources

If you create multiple clusters on your Snowball Edge devices and don't delete them correctly or if there is a problem in the cluster and the cluster creates replacement nodes after resuming, there will be resource leak. You can use a sample script tool to clean your Amazon EKS Anywhere admin instance and your Snowball Edge devices. See Amazon EKS Anywhere on Amazon Snow cleanup tools.