Amazon EKS
User Guide

Document History for Amazon EKS

The following table describes the major updates and new features for the Amazon EKS User Guide. We also update the documentation frequently to address the feedback that you send us.

Change Description Date

Added topic on ALB Ingress Controller

The AWS ALB Ingress Controller for Kubernetes is a controller that triggers the creation of an Application Load Balancer when Ingress resources are created.

July 11, 2019

New Amazon EKS-optimized AMI

Removing unnecessary kubectl binary from AMIs.

July 3, 2019

Kubernetes Version 1.13

Added Kubernetes version 1.13 support for new clusters and version upgrades.

June 18, 2019

New Amazon EKS-optimized AMI patched for AWS-2019-005

Amazon EKS has updated the Amazon EKS-optimized AMI to address the vulnerabilities described in AWS-2019-005.

June 17, 2019

Announcing deprecation of Kubernetes 1.10 in Amazon EKS

Amazon EKS will deprecate Kubernetes version 1.10 on July 22, 2019. On this day, you will no longer be able to create new 1.10 clusters and all Amazon EKS clusters running Kubernetes version 1.10 will be updated to the latest available platform version of Kubernetes version 1.11.

May 21, 2019

Amazon EKS platform version update

New platform version for Kubernetes 1.11 and 1.10 clusters to support custom DNS names in the Kubelet certificate and improve etcd performance.

May 21, 2019

Getting Started with eksctl

This getting started guide helps you to install all of the required resources to get started with Amazon EKS using eksctl, a simple command line utility for creating and managing Kubernetes clusters on Amazon EKS.

May 10, 2019

AWS CLI get-token command

The aws eks get-token command was added to the AWS CLI so that you no longer need to install the AWS IAM Authenticator for Kubernetes to create client security tokens for cluster API server communication. Upgrade your AWS CLI installation to the latest version to take advantage of this new functionality. For more information, see Installing the AWS Command Line Interface in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.

May 10, 2019

Amazon EKS platform version update

New platform version for Kubernetes 1.12 clusters to support custom DNS names in the Kubelet certificate and improve etcd performance. This fixes a bug that caused worker node Kubelet daemons to request a new certificate every few seconds.

May 8, 2019

Prometheus tutorial

Added topic for deploying Prometheus to your Amazon EKS cluster.

April 5, 2019

Amazon EKS Control Plane Logging

Amazon EKS control plane logging makes it easy for you to secure and run your clusters by providing audit and diagnostic logs directly from the Amazon EKS control plane to CloudWatch Logs in your account.

April 4, 2019

Kubernetes Version 1.12

Added Kubernetes version 1.12 support for new clusters and version upgrades.

March 28, 2019

Added App Mesh Getting Started Guide

Added documentation for getting started with App Mesh and Kubernetes.

March 27, 2019

Amazon EKS API server endpoint private access

Added documentation for disabling public access for your Amazon EKS cluster's Kubernetes API server endpoint.

March 19, 2019

Added topic for installing the Kubernetes metrics server

The Kubernetes metrics server is an aggregator of resource usage data in your cluster.

March 18, 2019

Added list of related open source projects

These open source projects extend the functionality of Kubernetes clusters running on AWS, including clusters managed by Amazon EKS.

March 15, 2019

Added topic for installing Helm locally

The helm package manager for Kubernetes helps you install and manage applications on your Kubernetes cluster. This topic helps you install and run the helm and tiller binaries locally so that you can install and manage charts using the helm CLI on your local system.

March 11, 2019

Amazon EKS platform version update

New platform version updating Amazon EKS Kubernetes 1.11 clusters to patch level 1.11.8 to address CVE-2019-1002100.

March 8, 2019

Increased cluster limit

Amazon EKS has increased the number of clusters that you can create in a region from 3 to 50.

February 13, 2019

Amazon EKS region expansion

Amazon EKS is now available in the EU (London) (eu-west-2), EU (Paris) (eu-west-3), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai) (ap-south-1) regions.

February 13, 2019

New Amazon EKS-optimized AMI patched for ALAS-2019-1156

Amazon EKS has updated the Amazon EKS-optimized AMI to address the vulnerability described in ALAS-2019-1156.

February 11, 2019

New Amazon EKS-optimized AMI patched for ALAS2-2019-1141

Amazon EKS has updated the Amazon EKS-optimized AMI to address the CVEs referenced in ALAS2-2019-1141.

January 9, 2019

Amazon EKS region expansion

Amazon EKS is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) (ap-northeast-2) region.

January 9, 2019

Amazon EKS region expansion

Amazon EKS is now available in the following additional regions: EU (Frankfurt) (eu-central-1), Asia Pacific (Tokyo) (ap-northeast-1), Asia Pacific (Singapore) (ap-southeast-1), and Asia Pacific (Sydney) (ap-southeast-2).

December 19, 2018

Amazon EKS cluster updates

Added documentation for Amazon EKS cluster Kubernetes version updates and worker node replacement.

December 12, 2018

Amazon EKS region expansion

Amazon EKS is now available in the EU (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) region.

December 11, 2018

Amazon EKS platform version update

New platform version updating Kubernetes to patch level 1.10.11 to address CVE-2018-1002105.

December 4, 2018

Added version 1.0.0 support for the Application Load Balancer ingress controller

The Application Load Balancer ingress controller releases version 1.0.0 with formal support from AWS.

November 20, 2018

Added support for CNI network configuration

The Amazon VPC CNI plugin for Kubernetes version 1.2.1 now supports custom network configuration for secondary pod network interfaces.

October 16, 2018

Added support for MutatingAdmissionWebhook and ValidatingAdmissionWebhook

Amazon EKS platform version 1.10-eks.2 now supports MutatingAdmissionWebhook and ValidatingAdmissionWebhook admission controllers.

October 10, 2018

Added Partner AMI information

Canonical has partnered with Amazon EKS to create worker node AMIs that you can use in your clusters.

October 3, 2018

Added instructions for AWS CLI update-kubeconfig command

Amazon EKS has added the update-kubeconfig to the AWS CLI to simplify the process of creating a kubeconfig file for accessing your cluster.

September 21, 2018

New Amazon EKS-optimized AMIs

Amazon EKS has updated the Amazon EKS-optimized AMIs (with and without GPU support) to provide various security fixes and AMI optimizations.

September 13, 2018

Amazon EKS region expansion

Amazon EKS is now available in the EU (Ireland) (eu-west-1) region.

September 5, 2018

Amazon EKS platform version update

New platform version with support for Kubernetes aggregation layer and the Horizontal Pod Autoscaler(HPA).

August 31, 2018

New Amazon EKS-optimized AMIs and GPU support

Amazon EKS has updated the Amazon EKS-optimized AMI to use a new AWS CloudFormation worker node template and bootstrap script. In addition, a new Amazon EKS-optimized AMI with GPU support is available.

August 22, 2018

New Amazon EKS-optimized AMI patched for ALAS2-2018-1058

Amazon EKS has updated the Amazon EKS-optimized AMI to address the CVEs referenced in ALAS2-2018-1058.

August 14, 2018

Amazon EKS-optimized AMI build scripts

Amazon EKS has open-sourced the build scripts that are used to build the Amazon EKS-optimized AMI. These build scripts are now available on GitHub.

July 10, 2018

Amazon EKS initial release

Initial documentation for service launch

June 5, 2018