AWS: EKS - 2

EKS - Part 2

The update process consists of Amazon EKS launching new API server nodes with the updated Kubernetes version to replace the existing ones. Amazon EKS performs standard infrastructure and readiness health checks for network traffic on these new nodes to verify that they are working as expected. If any of these checks fail, Amazon EKS reverts the infrastructure deployment, and your cluster remains on the prior Kubernetes version. Running applications are not affected, and your cluster is never left in a non-deterministic or unrecoverable state. Amazon EKS regularly backs up all managed clusters, and mechanisms exist to recover clusters if necessary. We are constantly evaluating and improving our Kubernetes infrastructure management processes.

Kubernete Info

  • Get cluster & context info

    kubectl config get-clusters
    kubectl config use-context <context-name>
  • Get kubernete version

    kubectl version --short
  • Get nodes info

    kubectl get nodes
  • Get pod securtiy policy

    kubectl get psp eks.privileged
  • Get DNS controller info

    kubectl describe deployment coredns --namespace kube-system | grep Image | cut -d "/" -f 3

Update Kubernete

eksctl update cluster --name <cluster-name> --approve


  • Get VPC CNI version

    kubectl describe daemonset aws-node --namespace kube-system | grep Image | cut -d "/" -f 2
  • Patch VPC CNI to latest version

    kubectl apply -f

Cluster Endpoint

  • Enable private access for specific IP

    aws eks update-cluster-config \
    --region ${REGION_CODE} \
    --name ${CLUSTER_NAME} \
    --resources-vpc-config endpointPublicAccess=true,publicAccessCidrs="${CIDR}/32",endpointPrivateAccess=true
  • Check the update status with update-id from above output

    aws eks describe-update \
        --region  ${REGION_CODE} \
        --name ${CLUSTER_NAME} \
        --update-id <update-id>

Control Plane Logs

  • Enable logging

    aws eks --region ${REGION_CODE} \
    update-cluster-config --name ${CLUSTER_NAME} \
    --logging '{"clusterLogging":[{"types":["api","audit","authenticator","controllerManager","scheduler"],"enabled":true}]}'
  • Check the update status

    aws eks describe-update \
        --region  ${REGION_CODE} \
        --name ${CLUSTER_NAME} \
        --update-id <update-id>