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Create an EKS cluster in Amazon and install kubectl

Create an EKS cluster in Amazon and install kubectl

Difficulty Level
Lab Duration
60 Min
About Lab


This lab walks you through the steps to create an EKS Cluster and understand each of its components. You will practice using the AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster and install kubectl to get the cluster IP.

What Will You Learn?

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Create and launch Amazon EKS Cluster.
  • Install Kubectl in AWS Cloudshell.
  • Configure AWS Cloudshell to communicate with AWS EKS Cluster.


No prior experience is required for performing this lab.

Lab Steps:

1. Starting a lab

  • Every AWS lab on the QwikSkills platform has a uniform user interface. You will see the below screen whenever you open up any lab.
  • The blue-colored “Start Lab” button will set up the temporary username and password and assign the required cloud permissions in the background. Click on the button to start the lab.   

2. Opening AWS Portal

  • After you have clicked the start button, the cloud environment is created for the lab and you can use your temporary AWS cloud interface using the provided username and password shown on the screen.
  • Click on the “Open Console” button. You wil