Posted On: Dec 8, 2021

You can now use AWS Launch Wizard to lead you through a best practices deployment of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). Amazon EKS runs the Kubernetes management infrastructure for you across multiple AWS Availability Zones to help eliminate a single point of failure. AWS Launch Wizard uses AWS Well-Architected Quick Start architectures to guide you through the sizing, configuration, and deployment of an Amazon EKS control plane, connecting worker nodes to the cluster, and configuring a bastion host for cluster admin operations. Additionally, the Launch Wizard deployment provides custom resources that enable you to deploy and manage your Kubernetes applications using AWS CloudFormation by declaring Kubernetes manifests or Helm charts directly in CloudFormation templates.

AWS Launch Wizard offers a guided way of sizing, configuring, and deploying AWS resources for third-party applications. With this launch, it now supports guided, best practices deployments of Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Active Directory, Remote Desktop Gateway, Amazon EKS and SAP-based workloads. AWS Launch Wizard is available at no additional charge. You only pay for the AWS resources that are provisioned for running your workload.

To learn more about using AWS Launch Wizard to accelerate your EKS and other deployments, visit the overview documentation.