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create-cluster

Description

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 AWS, and the Kubernetes API is exposed via the Amazon EKS API server endpoint. Each Amazon EKS cluster control plane is single-tenant and unique and runs on its own set of Amazon EC2 instances.

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 worker nodes (for example, to support kubectl exec , logs , and proxy data flows).

Amazon EKS worker nodes run in your AWS account and connect to your cluster's control plane via the Kubernetes API server endpoint and a certificate file that is created for your cluster.

You can use the endpointPublicAccess and endpointPrivateAccess parameters to enable or disable public and private access to your cluster's Kubernetes API server endpoint. By default, public access is enabled, and private access is disabled. For more information, see Amazon EKS Cluster Endpoint Access Control in the * Amazon EKS User Guide * .

You can use the logging parameter to enable or disable exporting the Kubernetes control plane logs for your cluster to CloudWatch Logs. By default, cluster control plane logs aren't exported to CloudWatch Logs. For more information, see Amazon EKS Cluster Control Plane Logs in the * Amazon EKS User Guide * .

Note

CloudWatch Logs ingestion, archive storage, and data scanning rates apply to exported control plane logs. For more information, see Amazon CloudWatch Pricing .

Cluster creation typically takes between 10 and 15 minutes. After you create an Amazon EKS cluster, you must configure your Kubernetes tooling to communicate with the API server and launch worker nodes into your cluster. For more information, see Managing Cluster Authentication and Launching Amazon EKS Worker Nodes in the Amazon EKS User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-cluster
--name <value>
--role-arn <value>
--resources-vpc-config <value>
[--logging <value>]
[--client-request-token <value>]
[--kubernetes-version <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--name (string)

The unique name to give to your cluster.

--role-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM role that provides permissions for Amazon EKS to make calls to other AWS API operations on your behalf. For more information, see Amazon EKS Service IAM Role in the * Amazon EKS User Guide * .

--resources-vpc-config (structure)

The VPC configuration used by the cluster control plane. Amazon EKS VPC resources have specific requirements to work properly with Kubernetes. For more information, see Cluster VPC Considerations and Cluster Security Group Considerations in the Amazon EKS User Guide . You must specify at least two subnets. You can specify up to five security groups, but we recommend that you use a dedicated security group for your cluster control plane.

Shorthand Syntax:

subnetIds=string,string,securityGroupIds=string,string,endpointPublicAccess=boolean,endpointPrivateAccess=boolean

JSON Syntax:

{
  "subnetIds": ["string", ...],
  "securityGroupIds": ["string", ...],
  "endpointPublicAccess": true|false,
  "endpointPrivateAccess": true|false
}

--logging (structure)

Enable or disable exporting the Kubernetes control plane logs for your cluster to CloudWatch Logs. By default, cluster control plane logs aren't exported to CloudWatch Logs. For more information, see Amazon EKS Cluster Control Plane Logs in the * Amazon EKS User Guide * .

Note

CloudWatch Logs ingestion, archive storage, and data scanning rates apply to exported control plane logs. For more information, see Amazon CloudWatch Pricing .

JSON Syntax:

{
  "clusterLogging": [
    {
      "types": ["api"|"audit"|"authenticator"|"controllerManager"|"scheduler", ...],
      "enabled": true|false
    }
    ...
  ]
}

--client-request-token (string)

Unique, case-sensitive identifier that you provide to ensure the idempotency of the request.

--kubernetes-version (string)

The desired Kubernetes version for your cluster. If you don't specify a value here, the latest version available in Amazon EKS is used.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

To create a new cluster

This example command creates a cluster named prod in your default region.

Command:

aws eks create-cluster --name prod --role-arn arn:aws:iam::012345678910:role/eks-service-role-AWSServiceRoleForAmazonEKS-J7ONKE3BQ4PI --resources-vpc-config subnetIds=subnet-6782e71e,subnet-e7e761ac,securityGroupIds=sg-6979fe18

Output:

{
    "cluster": {
        "name": "prod",
        "arn": "arn:aws:eks:us-west-2:012345678910:cluster/prod",
        "createdAt": 1527808069.147,
        "version": "1.10",
        "roleArn": "arn:aws:iam::012345678910:role/eks-service-role-AWSServiceRoleForAmazonEKS-J7ONKE3BQ4PI",
        "resourcesVpcConfig": {
            "subnetIds": [
                "subnet-6782e71e",
                "subnet-e7e761ac"
            ],
            "securityGroupIds": [
                "sg-6979fe18"
            ],
            "vpcId": "vpc-950809ec"
        },
        "status": "CREATING",
        "certificateAuthority": {}
    }
}

Output

cluster -> (structure)

The full description of your new cluster.

name -> (string)

The name of the cluster.

arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the cluster.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The Unix epoch timestamp in seconds for when the cluster was created.

version -> (string)

The Kubernetes server version for the cluster.

endpoint -> (string)

The endpoint for your Kubernetes API server.

roleArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM role that provides permissions for the Kubernetes control plane to make calls to AWS API operations on your behalf.

resourcesVpcConfig -> (structure)

The VPC configuration used by the cluster control plane. Amazon EKS VPC resources have specific requirements to work properly with Kubernetes. For more information, see Cluster VPC Considerations and Cluster Security Group Considerations in the Amazon EKS User Guide .

subnetIds -> (list)

The subnets associated with your cluster.

(string)

securityGroupIds -> (list)

The security groups associated with the cross-account elastic network interfaces that are used to allow communication between your worker nodes and the Kubernetes control plane.

(string)

vpcId -> (string)

The VPC associated with your cluster.

endpointPublicAccess -> (boolean)

This parameter indicates whether the Amazon EKS public API server endpoint is enabled. If the Amazon EKS public API server endpoint is disabled, your cluster's Kubernetes API server can receive only requests that originate from within the cluster VPC.

endpointPrivateAccess -> (boolean)

This parameter indicates whether the Amazon EKS private API server endpoint is enabled. If the Amazon EKS private API server endpoint is enabled, Kubernetes API requests that originate from within your cluster's VPC use the private VPC endpoint instead of traversing the internet.

logging -> (structure)

The logging configuration for your cluster.

clusterLogging -> (list)

The cluster control plane logging configuration for your cluster.

(structure)

An object representing the enabled or disabled Kubernetes control plane logs for your cluster.

types -> (list)

The available cluster control plane log types.

(string)

enabled -> (boolean)

If a log type is enabled, that log type exports its control plane logs to CloudWatch Logs. If a log type isn't enabled, that log type doesn't export its control plane logs. Each individual log type can be enabled or disabled independently.

status -> (string)

The current status of the cluster.

certificateAuthority -> (structure)

The certificate-authority-data for your cluster.

data -> (string)

The Base64-encoded certificate data required to communicate with your cluster. Add this to the certificate-authority-data section of the kubeconfig file for your cluster.

clientRequestToken -> (string)

Unique, case-sensitive identifier that you provide to ensure the idempotency of the request.

platformVersion -> (string)

The platform version of your Amazon EKS cluster. For more information, see Platform Versions in the * Amazon EKS User Guide * .