Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is a managed kubernetes offering by AWS.

Discover how to harness the power of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deploy a robust, scalable Kubernetes environment.

This tutorial guides you through setting up an EKS cluster, configuring essential tools like eksctl, kubectl, and awscli, and deploying the Kubernetes Goat for real-world application testing.

Perfect for beginners and experienced developers alike, dive into the essentials of AWS to enhance your cloud capabilities.



  • Ensure you have your AWS profile configured. Run aws configure. Refer to the docs for configuration.
  • We will create a new EKS cluster k8s-goat-cluster with two nodes of type t4g.medium.
    • You can modify the command as you need, run eksctl create cluster --help to see all available options.
eksctl create cluster --name k8s-goat-cluster --region us-east-1 --node-type t4g.medium --nodes 2
  • Once the cluster is created, you can update your ~/.kube/config file with the following command,
aws eks update-kubeconfig --name k8s-goat-cluster --region us-east-1
  • Confirm that the cluster has been added to your config and the right context is set by running kubectl cluster-info.
  • Then clone the Kubernetes Goat repository locally by running the following command
git clone https://github.com/madhuakula/kubernetes-goat.git
  • Navigate to the folder for setup and installation of the Kubernetes Goat
cd kubernetes-goat/
  • Run the following script to set up and deploy the Kubernetes Goat resources into your cluster
bash setup-kubernetes-goat.sh

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