Installing eksctl

The eksctl command line utility

This topic covers eksctl, a simple command line utility for creating and managing Kubernetes clusters on Amazon EKS. The eksctl command line utility provides the fastest and easiest way to create a new cluster with nodes for Amazon EKS.

For more information and to see the official documentation, visit https://eksctl.io/

Installing or upgrading eksctl

This section helps you to install or upgrade the latest version of the eksctl command line utility. Select the tab with the name of the operating system that you want to install eksctl on.

To install or upgrade eksctl on Linux using curl

Download and extract the latest release of eksctl with the following command.

curl –silent –location “https://github.com/weaveworks/eksctl/releases/latest/download/eksctl_$(uname -s)_amd64.tar.gz” | tar xz -C /tmp

Move the extracted binary to /usr/local/bin.

sudo mv /tmp/eksctl /usr/local/bin

Test that your installation was successful with the following command.

eksctl version

Note

The GitTag version should be at least 0.41.0. If not, check your terminal output for any installation or upgrade errors, or replace the address in step 1 with https://github.com/weaveworks/eksctl/releases/download/0.41.0/eksctl_Linux_amd64.tar.gz and complete steps 1-3 again.

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