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Learn how to create a Kubernetes cluster on EKS in three clicks, using NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS).

To create an Amazon EKS cluster, you will need:

  • A set of Amazon Web Service credentials with EKS permissions. Find Your AWS Credentials.

  • An NKS account. If you don’t have one already, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial with no credit card required at

For more details, see our Requirements page.

Step 1: Add Cluster

Log in to NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS) and click + ADD CLUSTER.

Create Kubernetes Cluster on EKS

Click the Amazon EKS tile to select EKS as a provider.

Create Kubernetes Cluster on EKS

Step 2: Provider Configuration

In this step, you will set your provider configurations. Here you can update any of the following if you wish:

  • Number and size of master and worker nodes.

  • Region, VPC, or Subnet.

  • NKS workspace.

  • EKS credentials.

  • SSH keypair.

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If everything looks good, scroll down and click Submit.

Step 3: Cluster Configuration

On the third and final step, you can make any desired changes to your cluster configuration:

  • Update the cluster name.

  • Change the Kubernetes version.

  • Change the OS distribution.

  • Add Solutions to the cluster from our solutions gallery, trusted charts, or add your own Helm chart repo.

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When your cluster configurations are ready, click Submit. Your cluster will begin building, and will be ready for use within minutes.

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