Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)


3 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

Amazon EKS makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install, operate, and maintain your own Kubernetes control plane. In this course, you will learn container management and orchestration for Kubernetes using Amazon EKS. You will build an Amazon EKS cluster, configure the environment, deploy the cluster, and then add applications to your cluster. 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.

Course Objectives

  • Describe 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 and Kubernetes Role Based Access Control (RBAC) authorization.
  • Deploy an application on the cluster. Publish container images to Amazon ECR and secure access via IAM policy.
  • Deploy applications using automated tools and pipelines. Create a GitOps pipeline using WeaveFlux.
  • Collect monitoring data through metrics, logs, and 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.
  • Assess the tradeoffs between efficiency, resiliency, and cost and the impact of tuning for one over the others. Describe and outline a holistic, iterative approach to optimizing your environment.
  • Design for cost, efficiency, and resiliency. Configure AWS networking services to support the cluster. Describe how Amazon Virtual Private
  • Cloud (VPC) supports Amazon EKS clusters and simplifies inter-node communications. Describe the function of the VPC Container Network Interface (CNI). Review the benefits of a service mesh.
  • Upgrade your Kubernetes, Amazon EKS, and third party tools.
  • Who Should Attend?

    Those who will provide container orchestration management in the AWS Cloud including: DevOps engineers Systems administrators

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    Course Prerequisites

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (or equivalent real-world experience)
  • Basic Linux administration experience
  • Basic network administration experience
  • Basic knowledge of containers and microservices
  • Agenda

    1 - Kubernetes Fundamentals

    • Container orchestration
    • Kubernetes objects
    • Kubernetes internals

    2 - Amazon EKS Fundamentals

    • Introduction to Amazon EKS
    • Amazon EKS control plane
    • Amazon EKS data plane
    • Fundamentals of Amazon EKS security
    • Amazon EKS API

    3 - Building an Amazon EKS Cluster

    • Configuring your environment
    • Creating an Amazon EKS cluster
    • Deploying worker nodes

    4 - Deploying Applications to Your Amazon EKS Cluster

    • Configuring Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR)
    • Deploying applications with Helm
    • Continuous deployment in Amazon EKS
    • GitOps and Amazon EKS

    5 - Configuring Observability in Amazon EKS

    • Configuring observability in an Amazon EKS cluster
    • Collecting metrics
    • Using metrics for automatic scaling
    • Managing logs
    • Application tracing in Amazon EKS
    • Gaining and applying insight from observability

    6 - Balancing Efficiency, Resilience, and Cost Optimization in Amazon EKS

    • The high level overview
    • Designing for resilience
    • Designing for cost optimization
    • Designing for efficiency

    7 - Managing Networking in Amazon EKS

    • Review: Networking in AWS
    • Communicating in Amazon EKS
    • Managing your IP space
    • Deploying a service mesh

    8 - Managing Authentication and Authorization in Amazon EKS

    • Understanding the AWS shared responsibility model
    • Authentication and authorization
    • Managing IAM and RBAC
    • Managing pod permissions using RBAC service accounts

    9 - Implementing Secure Workflows

    • Securing cluster endpoint access
    • Improving the security of your workflows
    • Improving host and network security
    • Managing secrets

    10 - Managing Upgrades in Amazon EKS

    • Planning for an upgrade
    • Upgrading your Kubernetes version
    • Amazon EKS platform versions

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    6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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    Mar 26, 27, 28
    5:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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