The eks snap packages all the Kubernetes binaries of Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D) and combines them with a MicroK8s like experience, for an opinionated, self-healing, highly available EKS-compatible Kubernetes anywhere.
To form a multi-node cluster call eks add-node on any existing cluster member to get a token, followed by eks join <token> on the new machine.
For optimal compatibility with EKS, this Kubernetes distro will launch a very specific set of component services automatically. These provide a standardised K8s environment that simplifies workload compatibility with EKS on AWS itself.
When you initialize the cluster, it will also fetch and enable:
coredns - DNS services for services on this EKS cluster
metrics-server - K8s Metrics Server for API access
storage - Storage class; allocates storage from host directory
The EKS snap will automatically detect if it is on AWS, and if so it will also enable:
aws-iam-authenticator - login to your cluster with AWS IAM credentials
Stripped down MicroK8s with EKS components
This EKS Distro is based on MicroK8s. It has a stripped down set of addons and is designed to feel great for AWS users only. It assumes you have AWS IAM credentials for identity and provides default services that are compatible with EKS on EC2. See eks status for component information.
Swap out openSUSE_Leap_15.5 for openSUSE_Leap_15.4 or openSUSE_Tumbleweed if you’re using a different version of openSUSE.
With the repository added, import its GPG key:
sudo zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys refresh
Finally, upgrade the package cache to include the new snappy repository:
sudo zypper dup --from snappy
Snap can now be installed with the following:
sudo zypper install snapd
You then need to either reboot, logout/login or source /etc/profile to have /snap/bin added to PATH.
Additionally, enable and start both the snapd and the snapd.apparmor services with the following commands: