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

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