Posted On: May 11, 2021

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) managed node groups now supports Kubernetes node taints, simplifying node lifecycle management for clusters with varying application resource requirements.

With managed node group support for Kubernetes node taints, you can easily section off groups of Amazon EC2 instances in your cluster as designated for only certain applications. You can apply a toleration to your pods that allows them to be scheduled onto nodes with matching taints. Taints and tolerations work together to ensure that pods are not scheduled onto inappropriate nodes.

Configuring taints is available today for all existing and newly created managed node groups. To get started, visit the Amazon EKS documentation.