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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: 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 a name for the cloud credential such as "gpu-eks"

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
  • Once complete, you should see a folder called "gpueks" which contains the specs need.
$ ls -la
total 16
drwxr-xr-x   5 demos  staff   160 Nov 19 17:04 .
drwxr-xr-x   4 demos  staff   128 Nov 19 17:03 ..
drwxr-xr-x  12 demos  staff   384 Nov 19 17:07 .git
drwxr-xr-x   7 demos  staff   224 Nov 19 17:04 gpueks


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