Modular and Scalable Amazon EKS Architecture - Modular and Scalable Amazon EKS Architecture

Modular and Scalable Amazon EKS Architecture

Deployment Guide

Jay McConnell

AWS Quick Start team  (last update: June 2019)

February 2019

This Quick Start reference deployment guide provides step-by-step instructions for deploying Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters. It also provides links for viewing and launching AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment.

This Quick Start is for users who are looking for a repeatable, customizable reference deployment for Amazon EKS using AWS CloudFormation.

The following links are for your convenience. Before you launch the Quick Start, please review the architecture, configuration, network security, and other considerations discussed in this guide.

  • If you have an AWS account and you're already familiar with Amazon EKS and AWS, you can launch the Quick Start to deploy a new installation of Amazon EKS in a new VPC or in an existing VPC on AWS. The deployment takes approximately 25 minutes.




  • If you'd like to take a look under the covers, you can view the template to see the AWS CloudFormation script that automates a new Amazon EKS deployment. You can customize the template during launch, or download and extend it for other projects.




You are responsible for the costs related to your use of any AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using in this Quick Start.

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