Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) now allows you to connect any conformant Kubernetes cluster to AWS and visualize it in the Amazon EKS console. You can connect any conformant Kubernetes cluster, including Amazon EKS Anywhere clusters running on-premises, self-managed clusters on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and other Kubernetes clusters running outside of AWS. Regardless where your cluster is running, you can use the Amazon EKS console to view all connected clusters and the Kubernetes resources running on them.

To connect your cluster, the first step is to register it with Amazon EKS using the Amazon EKS console, Amazon EKS API or eksctl. After providing required inputs such as a cluster name and an IAM role that includes the required permissions, you will receive a configuration file for Amazon EKS Connector, a software agent that runs on a Kubernetes cluster and enables the cluster to register with Amazon EKS. After you apply the configuration file to the cluster, the registration is complete. Once your cluster is connected, you will be able to see the cluster, its configuration and workloads, and their status in the Amazon EKS console. Visit the EKS documentation for more details.