AMA31 – Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)


AMA31 - Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)

Course description

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.


This course includes instructor lecture, presentations, hands-on labs, demonstrations, and group exercises/discussions.

Course objectives

In this course, you will learn to:
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.

Intended audience

This course is intended for people who provide container orchestration management in the AWS Cloud including:DevOps engineers
Systems administrators


We recommend that attendees of this course have:
Completed Introduction to Containers
Completed Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) Primer
Completed AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (or equivalent real-world experience)
Basic Linux administration experience
Basic network administration experience
Basic knowledge of containers and microservices

Course outline

Day 1
Module 0: Course Introduction
Course preparation activities and agenda

Module 1: Kubernetes Fundamentals

Container orchestration
Kubernetes objects
Kubernetes internals

Module 2: Amazon EKS Fundamentals

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

Module 3: Building an Amazon EKS Cluster

Configuring your environment
Creating an Amazon EKS cluster
Demo: Deploying a cluster
Deploying worker nodes
Demo: Completing a cluster configuration
Preparing for Lab 1: Building an Amazon EKS Cluster

Module 4: Deploying Applications to Your Amazon EKS Cluster

Configuring Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR)
Demo: Configuring Amazon ECR
Deploying applications with Helm
Demo: Deploying applications with Helm
Continuous deployment in Amazon EKS
GitOps and Amazon EKS
Preparing for Lab 2: Deploying Applications

Day 2
Module 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
Preparing for Lab 3: Monitoring Amazon EKS

Module 6: Balancing Efficiency, Resilience, and Cost Optimization in Amazon EKS

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

Module 7: Managing Networking in Amazon EKS

Review: Networking in AWS
Communicating in Amazon EKS
Managing your IP space
Deploying a service mesh
Preparing for Lab 4: Exploring Amazon EKS Communication

Day 3
Module 8: Managing Authentication and Authorization in Amazon EKS

Understanding the AWS shared responsibility model
Authentication and authorization
Managing IAM and RBAC
Demo: Customizing RBAC roles
Managing pod permissions using RBAC service accounts

Module 9: Implementing Secure Workflows

Securing cluster endpoint access
Improving the security of your workflows
Improving host and network security
Managing secrets
Preparing for Lab 5: Securing Amazon EKS

Module 10: Managing Upgrades in Amazon EKS

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

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Длительность: 3 дня (24 часа)
Код курса: АМА31

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