You'll need the following tools installed locally:

  • git
  • jq
  • kubectl

aws cli

You may use an existing or new AWS account for this demo.

# configure the aws CLI
aws configure list

aws configure
# or
aws configure --profile demo
export AWS_PROFILE=demo

You may need to generate some access keys or create an IAM user:


It's best to have this small go program for connecting to EKS clusters:


You'll need a GitHub account with git properly configured:


Install eksctl version 0.10.2 or newer for macOS:

brew tap weaveworks/tap
brew install weaveworks/tap/eksctl

Install eksctl for Windows:

chocolatey install eksctl --version 0.10.2

Install eksctl for Linux:

curl --silent --location \
"" \
| tar xz -C /tmp

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

Verify the install with:

eksctl version


Install fluxctl for macOS:

brew install fluxctl

Install fluxctl for Windows:

choco install fluxctl

Install fluxctl for Linux:

curl -sL | sh
export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.fluxcd/bin"

Verify the install with:

fluxctl version


Install kustomize for macOS:

brew install kustomize

Install kustomize for Windows:

choco install kustomize

Install kustomize for Linux:

curl --silent --location --remote-name \
"" && \
chmod a+x kustomize_kustomize.v3.2.3_linux_amd64 && \
sudo mv kustomize_kustomize.v3.2.3_linux_amd64 /usr/local/bin/kustomize

Verify the install with:

kustomize version