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Part 1: Setup

What Will You Do

This is Part 1 of a multi-part, self-paced quick start exercise. In this part, you will perform a few "one-time" tasks required for cluster provisioning.


Step 1: Create Cloud Credentials

Cloud credentials provide privileges to programmatically interact with your Amazon AWS account so that the lifecycle of infrastructure associated with the Amazon EKS cluster can be managed.

  • Follow the step-by-step instructions to create an IAM Role based cloud credential.
  • Provide the name "aws-cloud-credential" for the cloud credential. Note, if a different name is used, the specification files will need to be updated to match the new name.

Step 2: Download RCTL

The RCTL CLI allows you to programmatically interact with the controller enabling users to construct sophisticated automation workflows.

  • Login into your Org
  • Navigate to "My Tools" to download both the RCTL CLI and the "CLI Config" file
  • Initialize RCTL using the step-by-step instructions
  • Ensure you update your OS's Path environment variable for RCTL

Step 3: Clone Git Repo

Declarative specs for the Amazon EKS cluster and other resources are available in a Git repository

  • Clone the Git repository to your laptop using the command below.
git clone https://github.com/RafaySystems/getstarted.git
  • Once complete, you should see a folder called "cloudwatch" which contains the specs needed for this guide.

Recap

At this point, you have everything setup and configured to provision the Amazon CloudWatch Agent enabled Amazon EKS Cluster