Creates an Amazon EKS control plane.
The Amazon EKS control plane consists of control plane instances that run the
Kubernetes software, such as
etcd and the API server. The control plane
runs in an account managed by Amazon Web Services, and the Kubernetes API is exposed by
the Amazon EKS API server endpoint. Each Amazon EKS cluster control
plane is single tenant and unique. It runs on its own set of Amazon EC2
The cluster control plane is provisioned across multiple Availability Zones and
fronted by an Elastic Load Balancing
Network Load Balancer. Amazon EKS also provisions elastic network interfaces in
your VPC subnets to provide connectivity from the control plane instances to the nodes
(for example, to support
proxy data flows).
Amazon EKS nodes run in your Amazon Web Services account and connect to your cluster's control plane over the Kubernetes API server endpoint and a certificate file that is created for your cluster.
In most cases, it takes several minutes to create a cluster. After you create an Amazon EKS cluster, you must configure your Kubernetes tooling to communicate with the API server and launch nodes into your cluster. For more information, see Managing Cluster Authentication and Launching Amazon EKS nodes in the Amazon EKS User Guide.