reference deployment

QingCloud KubeSphere on AWS

A container platform with stack automation and DevOps workflows

KubeSphere is a multitenant, enterprise-grade container platform with full-stack automation and streamlined DevOps workflows. It provides developer-friendly web interfaces, which help enterprises build more robust and feature-rich platforms that contain the most common functions for enterprise Kubernetes environments.
This Quick Start uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) CloudFormation templates to help end users automatically provision an Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) environment on the AWS Cloud. End users can manage Amazon EKS clusters through the KubeSphere console.
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This Quick Start was created by QingCloud in collaboration with AWS. QingCloud is an AWS Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • This Quick Start sets up the following:

    • A highly available virtual private cloud (VPC) architecture that spans three Availability Zones. The VPC is configured with public and private subnets, according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • In the public subnets:
      • Managed network address translation (NAT) gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
      • Linux bastion hosts in an Auto Scaling group to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to administer the KubeSphere platform and Amazon EKS environment.*
    • In the private subnets:
      • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances in an Auto Scaling group. KubeSphere core components and your applications run on worker nodes.
    • An Amazon EKS cluster, which provides the Kubernetes control plane.
    • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles to help you securely control access to AWS resources.
    • Elastic Load Balancing to distribute incoming application or network traffic across multiple targets.

    * The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the components marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy this Quick Start, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process takes about 40–50 minutes and includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at, and sign in to your account.
    2. Launch the Quick Start. You can choose from the following options:
    3. Test the deployment.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on the Quick Start.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation templates for this Quick Start include configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these parameters, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip: After you deploy the Quick Start, we recommend that you enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Quick Start. This report delivers billing metrics to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month, and aggregates the data at the end of the month. For more information, see What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports?