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New – AWS Marketplace for Containers Now Supports Direct Deployment to Amazon EKS Clusters

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Today we are announcing the extension of the Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) add-ons deployment experience to include software from AWS Marketplace for Containers. Amazon EKS add-ons allow you to consistently ensure that your EKS clusters are secure and stable and reduce the amount of work that you need to do in order to install, configure, and update Kubernetes software.

This new launch makes it easier for you to find third-party Kubernetes operation software from the Amazon EKS console and deploy it to your EKS clusters using the same commands used to deploy EKS add-ons.

Amazon EKS customers can now find and deploy third-party operational software to their EKS clusters through the EKS console or using command-line interface (CLI), eksctl, AWS APIs, or infrastructure as code tools such as AWS CloudFormation and Terraform. All software in AWS Marketplace is continually scanned for common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs), providing you confidence when deploying software onto your EKS clusters.

In this launch, you can find commercial software from popular independent software vendors (ISVs), such as Kubecost, Teleport, Tetrate, Upbound, Factorhouse, and Dynatrace.

Deploying AWS Marketplace for Containers to Your EKS Clusters
To get started, in the Amazon EKS console, go to your EKS clusters, and in the Add-ons tab, select Get more add-ons to find new third-party EKS add-ons in the cluster setting of your existing EKS clusters.

You can see a list of Amazon EKS add-ons provided by AWS and a list of products from independent software vendors provided by AWS Marketplace add-ons. You can use the search bar and filter by categories, vendors, and pricing models. Check your favorite add-ons and select Next.

In the next step, configure selected add-ons, such as the version and some optional settings for each add-on. In step 3, you can review and add your third-party add-ons in your EKS cluster.

If you do not have a subscription to Kubecost, you will be presented with a button to redirect you to the AWS Marketplace website to complete the subscription.

Subscribe to the software in AWS Marketplace. You will need to accept the end user license agreement (EULA), select the version of the software you would like to deploy, and finally configure the software if required.

You can also deploy kubecost using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). Using the create-addon API, you can install Kubernetes software from AWS Marketplace. If you try to deploy software from AWS Marketplace without first subscribing to it, the API will return an error and redirect you to subscribe to the software.

$ aws eks create-addon --cluster-name channy-eks --addon-name kubecost_kubecost  
"addon": {
"addonName": "kubecost_kubecost",
"clusterName": "channy-eks",
"status": "CREATING",
"addonVersion": "v1.97.0-eksbuild.1",
"health": {
 "issues": []

As I noted, after subscribing your software, you can finish add-ons settings for selected software. To learn more, see the Amazon EKS add-ons documentation or the Amazon EKS API reference.

AWS Marketplace seller EKS Add-ons Available at Launch
Here is a list of AWS Marketplace software sellers that support Amazon EKS add-ons today.

All software in AWS Marketplace is continually scanned for common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) and is validated by AWS to work with EKS. After deployment, customers will receive notifications when new versions of the software are available to upgrade and ensure they are running the latest patches at all times. Try them out today!

To learn more details about creating container products on AWS Marketplace, visit Getting started as a seller and Container-based products in the AWS documentation. If you have any further questions please email or contact your usual AWS partner contact.

Available Now
The feature of AWS Marketplace for Amazon EKS add-ons is available now in all commercial Regions that support AWS Marketplace and Amazon EKS. You can start using the feature directly from the above products of launch partners.

Give it a try, and please send us feedback either in the AWS re:Post for Amazon EKS, AWS Marketplace, or through your usual AWS support contacts.


Channy Yun

Channy Yun

Channy Yun is a Principal Developer Advocate for AWS, and passionate about helping developers to build modern applications on latest AWS services. A pragmatic developer and blogger at heart, he loves community-driven learning and sharing of technology, which has funneled developers to global AWS Usergroups. His main topics are open-source, container, storage, network & security, and IoT. Follow him on Twitter at @channyun.