KubernetesNetworkConfigRequest - Amazon EKS


The Kubernetes network configuration for the cluster.



Specify which IP family is used to assign Kubernetes pod and service IP addresses. If you don't specify a value, ipv4 is used by default. You can only specify an IP family when you create a cluster and can't change this value once the cluster is created. If you specify ipv6, the VPC and subnets that you specify for cluster creation must have both IPv4 and IPv6 CIDR blocks assigned to them. You can't specify ipv6 for clusters in China Regions.

You can only specify ipv6 for 1.21 and later clusters that use version 1.10.1 or later of the Amazon VPC CNI add-on. If you specify ipv6, then ensure that your VPC meets the requirements listed in the considerations listed in Assigning IPv6 addresses to pods and services in the Amazon EKS User Guide. Kubernetes assigns services IPv6 addresses from the unique local address range (fc00::/7). You can't specify a custom IPv6 CIDR block. Pod addresses are assigned from the subnet's IPv6 CIDR.

Type: String

Valid Values: ipv4 | ipv6

Required: No


Don't specify a value if you select ipv6 for ipFamily. The CIDR block to assign Kubernetes service IP addresses from. If you don't specify a block, Kubernetes assigns addresses from either the or CIDR blocks. We recommend that you specify a block that does not overlap with resources in other networks that are peered or connected to your VPC. The block must meet the following requirements:

  • Within one of the following private IP address blocks:,, or

  • Doesn't overlap with any CIDR block assigned to the VPC that you selected for VPC.

  • Between /24 and /12.


You can only specify a custom CIDR block when you create a cluster. You can't change this value after the cluster is created.

Type: String

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: