Posted On: Dec 15, 2022

Amazon EKS now supports advanced configuration of cluster add-ons, enabling you to customize add-on properties to help you meet performance, compliance, or additional requirements not handled by default settings. Configuration can be applied to add-ons either during cluster creation or at any time after the cluster is created. Amazon EKS now supports configuration for the following add-ons: Amazon VPC CNI, CoreDNS, kube-proxy, EBS CSI driver, and Amazon Distro for OpenTelemetry. As an example, you can now install and configure Amazon VPC CNI to leverage EC2 prefixes for increased pod density on cluster worker nodes. Amazon EKS add-ons configuration is available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

An add-on is software that provides operational capabilities to Kubernetes applications, but is not specific to the application. This includes software such as observability agents or Kubernetes drivers that allow the cluster to interact with underlying Amazon Web Services resources for networking, compute, and storage. Amazon EKS add-ons provide lifecycle management of a curated set of software which include the latest security patches, bug fixes, and are validated by Amazon Web Services to work with your Kubernetes clusters. Amazon EKS add-ons helps you keep your clusters secure and stable and reduce the amount of work that you need to do in order to install, configure, and update operational software.

To learn more, visit the Amazon EKS add-on page in the Amazon EKS User Guide.