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v5.10.0 published on Monday, Jul 11, 2022 by Pulumi

AWS Golang EKS Cluster

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This example creates an AWS EKS Cluster and deploys a sample container application to it

Deploying the App

To deploy your infrastructure, follow the below steps.


  1. Install Pulumi
  2. Install Go
  3. Configure AWS Credentials
  4. Install aws-iam-authenticator
  5. Install kubectl


After cloning this repo, run these commands from the working directory:

  1. Create a new stack, which is an isolated deployment target for this example:

    $ pulumi stack init dev
  2. Set your desired AWS region:

    $ pulumi config set aws:region us-east-1 # any valid AWS region will work
  3. Execute the Pulumi program to create our EKS Cluster:

    pulumi up


  4. After 10-15 minutes, your cluster will be ready, and the kubeconfig JSON you’ll use to connect to the cluster will be available as an output. You can save this kubeconfig to a file like so:

    $ pulumi stack output kubeconfig --show-secrets >kubeconfig.json

    Once you have this file in hand, you can interact with your new cluster as usual via kubectl:

    $ KUBECONFIG=./kubeconfig.json kubectl get nodes
  5. Ensure that the application is running as expected:

    $ curl $(pulumi stack output url) 
  6. Afterwards, destroy your stack and remove it:

    pulumi destroy --yes
    pulumi stack rm --yes