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.

Challenge:

How do I check the IAM role on the workspace?

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Create an EKS cluster

To create a basic EKS cluster, run:

eksctl create cluster --name=eksworkshop-eksctl --nodes=3 --node-ami=auto --region=${AWS_REGION}

Launching EKS and all the dependencies will take approximately 15 minutes