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Part 1: Provision

What Will You Do

In this part of the self-paced exercise, you will provision an Amazon EKS cluster through the UI.

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: Provision Cluster

In this step you will provision an EKS cluster from the UI using the previously created cloud credential. The cluster will be used in the remainder of this excercise.

  • Navigate to the "defaultproject" project in your Org
  • Select Infrastructure -> Clusters
  • Click "New Cluster"
  • Select "Create a New Cluster"
  • Click "Continue"

Create Cluster

  • Select "Public Cloud"
  • Select "AWS"
  • Select "Amazon EKS"
  • Enter a cluster name
  • Click "Continue"

Create Cluster

  • Select the previously created Cloud Credential
  • Select the AWS Region for the cluster
  • Click "Save Changes"

Create Cluster

  • Click "Provision"

Provisioning in Process

Step 3: Verify Cluster

Once provisioning is complete, you should see a healthy cluster in the web console

Provisioned Cluster

  • Click on the kubectl link and type the following command
kubectl get nodes

You should see something like the following

Cluster Nodes


As of this step, you have created an EKS cluster with the default cluster blueprint. In the next section, you will create a custom cluster blueprint with the Secret Store CSI Driver as a managed addon.