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You will manage container images using Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) and learn how to automate application deployment. You will deploy applications using CI/CD tools. You will learn how to monitor and scale your environment by using metrics, logging, tracing, and horizontal/vertical scaling. You will learn how to design and manage a large container environment by designing for efficiency, cost, and resiliency. You will configure AWS networking services to support the cluster and learn how to secure your Amazon EKS environment.


Review and examine containers, Kubernetes and Amazon EKS fundamentals and the impact of containers on workflows.

Build an Amazon EKS cluster by selecting the correct compute resources to support worker nodes.

Secure your environment with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) authentication by creating an Amazon EKS service role for your cluster

Deploy an application on the cluster. Publish container images to ECR and secure access via IAM policy.

Automate and deploy applications, examine automation tools and pipelines. Create a GitOps pipeline using WeaveFlux.

Collect monitoring data through metrics, logs, tracing with AWS X-Ray and identify metrics for performance tuning. Review scenarios where bottlenecks require the best scaling approach using horizontal or vertical scaling.

Assessthe tradeoffs between efficiency, resiliency, and cost and impact for tuning one over the other. Describe and outline a holistic, iterative approach to optimizing your environment. Design for cost, efficiency, and resiliency.

Configure the AWS networking services to support the cluster. Describe how EKS/Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) functions and simplifies inter-node communications. Describe the function of VPC Container Network Interface (CNI). Review the benefits of a service mesh.

Upgrade your Kubernetes, Amazon EKS, and third party tools.


This course is intended for:

Those who will provide container orchestration management in the AWS Cloud including:

DevOps engineers

Systems administrators


Three days

Outline for Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service Training

Module 0: Course Introduction

Course preparation activities and agenda

Module 1: Container Fundamentals

Design principles for building applications

What are containers?

Components of a container

Writing Dockerfiles

Module 2: Kubernetes Fundamentals

Challenges of managing many containers

What is Kubernetes and why is it important?

Components of the Kubernetes control plane

Kubernetes worker nodes and pods

Key Kubernetes objects

Managing Kubernetes with kubectl

Hands-On Lab 1: Deploying Kubernetes Pods

Module 3: Amazon EKS Fundamentals

How Amazon EKS manages the Kubernetes control plane

Fundamentals of Amazon EKS security

Use cases for extending Amazon EKS to the data plane

Running worker nodes on managed node groups

Running containers on AWS Fargate with Amazon EKS

Amazon EKS tasks versus Kubernetes tasks

Module 4: Building an Amazon EKS Cluster

Visual review of the Amazon EKS architecture to be built in labs

IAM authentication

Amazon VPC and AWS networking fundamentals

Different methods to create a cluster

High-level steps in cluster creation

Function of eksctl

Preparing for labs: Review the lab activities for the course

Hands-On Lab 02: Building an Amazon EKS cluster

Module 5: Deploying Applications to Your Amazon EKS Cluster

Publishing container images to Amazon ECR

Deploying applications with Helm

Continuous deployment in Amazon EKS

GitOps and Amazon EKS

Hands-On Lab 03: Deploying applications

Module 6: Architecting on Amazon EKS Part 1: Observe and Optimize

Configuring observability in an Amazon EKS cluster

Collecting metrics

Using metrics to automatically scale EC2 Auto Scaling groups

Managing logs

Application tracing in Amazon EKS

Gaining and applying insight from observability

Hands-On Lab 04: Monitoring Amazon EKS

Module 7: Architecting on Amazon EKS Part 2: Balancing Efficiency, Resiliency, and Cost

Optimizing your Amazon EKS application architecture

Relationship between cost, efficiency, and resilience

Anatomy of an Amazon EKS cluster from a cost perspective

Using tagging with pod placement for cost accountability

Sizing containers and worker nodes efficiently

Module 8: Managing Networking in Amazon EKS

Review: VPC fundamentals

The importance of major communication components

Communication flow in a noncontainerized architecture

Challenges of network communication in Kubernetes

Comparing the Docker communication solution with the Kubernetes model

How Amazon EKS and Amazon VPC simplify inter-node communications

Managing pod communication in Amazon EKS

The relationship between communications and scalability

Running worker nodes in a subnet not associated with the cluster

Managing service name resolution

Using a service mesh with Amazon EKS

Configuring AWS App Mesh

Hands-On Lab 05: Exploring Amazon EKS Communication

Module 9: Securing Amazon EKS Clusters

How IAM integrates with Kubernetes Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

Managing cluster endpoint access control

Auditing access with AWS CloudTrail logs

Mitigating security risks during the build of a container image

Securing network communications

Managing secrets

Hands-On Lab 06: Securing Amazon EKS

Module 10: Managing Upgrades in Amazon EKS

Contrasting Kubernetes version updates and Amazon EKS platform version updates

Upgrading your Kubernetes version

Upgrading your Amazon EKS version

Maintaining your third-party applications