Tag Archives: karpenter

Terraform: EKS and Karpenter version upgrade 19.21 to 20.0

13 July 2024
 

 It seems like a common task to update a version of a Terraform module, but terraform-aws-modules/eks version 20.0 had some pretty big changes with breaking changes. The changes relate to authentication and authorization in AWS IAM and AWS EKS, which I analyzed in the post AWS: Kubernetes and Access Management API, the new authentication in… Read More »

AWS: Karpenter and SSH for Kubernetes WorkerNodes

23 June 2024
 

  We have an AWS EKS cluster with WorkerNodes/EC2 created with Karpenter. The process of creating the infrastructure, cluster, and launching Karpenter is described in previous posts: Terraform: Building EKS, part 1 – VPC, Subnets and Endpoints Terraform: Building EKS, part 2 – an EKS cluster, WorkerNodes, and IAM Terraform: Building EKS, part 3 –… Read More »

Karpenter: its monitoring, and Grafana dashboard for Kubernetes WorkerNodes

18 February 2024
 

 We have an AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster with Karpenter which is responsible for EC2 auto-scaling, see AWS: Getting started with Karpenter for autoscaling in EKS, and its installation with Helm. In general, there are no problems with it so far, but in any case we need to monitor it. For its monitoring, Karpenter provides… Read More »

Kubernetes: ensuring High Availability for Pods

25 November 2023
 

 We have a Kubernetes cluster, where WorkerNodes are scaled by Karpenter, and Karpenter has the disruption.consolidationPolicy=WhenUnderutilized parameter for its NodePool, and this means, that Karpenter will try to “consolidate” the placement of pods on Nodes in order to maximize the use of CPU and Memory resources. In general, everything works, but this leads to the… Read More »

Karpenter: the Beta version – an overview of changes, and upgrade from v0.30.0 to v0.32.1

5 November 2023
 

 So, Karpenter has made another big step towards the release, and in version 0.32 it has moved from Alpha to Beta. Let’s take a quick look at the changes – and they are quite significant – and then upgrade to EKS from Karpneter Terraform module and Karpenter Helm chart. The process of installing Karpenter was… Read More »