KubeRig + Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)

From KubeRig version 0.0.30 on the initEnvironment task also supports Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).

KubeRig project setup

In case you want to jump right in you can download or clone the kuberig-empty repository.

In case KubeRig is new for you or you want to know the details about the project setup. Please read this first.

Create an EKS cluster

Having never used any AWS service (I know what planet am I from, right). Trying to use the EKS service from Amazon was a real pain. It was a total suprise to experience how difficult it was.

After inspecting the aws command line and the options needed (subnet-ids,security-group-id,role-arn) I gave up trying to use it directly. Because I remembered this tweet from Weaveworks about the eksctl command line tool. Thank god they made this command line tool!

In addition to eksctl you will also need aws-iam-authenticator installed otherwise you will get an warning and kubectl will not be able to authenticate to the cluster.

Now we can just execute this simple command.

eksctl create cluster

After a couple of minutes the cluster is up and running and your kubectl context will be updated to the newly created cluster.

Initialize the KubeRig environment

We can now use the initEnvironment task to initialize a KubeRig environment based on the kubectl config for EKS clusters.

With the following command we create an environment called dev based on the current kubectl context.

$./gradlew initEnvironment --currentKubectlContext --name dev

The --currentKubectlContext flag is key.

For details about the initEnvironment task please visit the initEnvironment task page.

After the command completes you can start coding resources and execute the deployDevEnvironment task to deploy them.


The --currentKubectlContext flag of the initEnvironment task is still brand new (available from KubeRig version 0.0.27).

For limitations about the initEnvironment task please visit the initEnvironment task page.

In case you run into problems please create an issue on github or jump in and create a pull-request.

What is next?

Now that the most important providers are supported by the initEnvironment task. I'll be focusing on adding new features.

Stay tuned and happy resource coding!