Amazon EKS Anywhere

EKS Anywhere documentation homepage

EKS Anywhere is container management software built by AWS that makes it easier to run and manage Kubernetes clusters on-premises and at the edge. EKS Anywhere is built on EKS Distro , which is the same reliable and secure Kubernetes distribution used by Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) in AWS Cloud. EKS Anywhere simplifies Kubernetes cluster management through the automation of undifferentiated heavy lifting such as infrastructure setup and Kubernetes cluster lifecycle operations.

Unlike Amazon EKS in AWS Cloud, EKS Anywhere is a user-managed product that runs on user-managed infrastructure. You are responsible for cluster lifecycle operations and maintenance of your EKS Anywhere clusters.

The tenets of the EKS Anywhere project are:

  • Simple: Make using a Kubernetes distribution simple and boring (reliable and secure).
  • Opinionated Modularity: Provide opinionated defaults about the best components to include with Kubernetes, but give customers the ability to swap them out
  • Open: Provide open source tooling backed, validated and maintained by Amazon
  • Ubiquitous: Enable customers and partners to integrate a Kubernetes distribution in the most common tooling.
  • Stand Alone: Provided for use anywhere without AWS dependencies
  • Better with AWS: Enable AWS customers to easily adopt additional AWS services


What's New

New EKS Anywhere releases, features, and fixes


The Concepts section contains an overview of the EKS Anywhere architecture, components, versioning, and support.


How to install the EKS Anywhere CLI, set up prerequisites, and create EKS Anywhere clusters

Operating System management

Managing node operating systems in EKS Anywhere clusters.

Cluster management

Common tasks for managing EKS Anywhere clusters

Curated Package management

Managing EKS Anywhere Curated Packages

Workload management

Common tasks for managing workloads.


Troubleshooting your EKS Anywhere Cluster


Reference documents for EKS Anywhere configuration


Guidelines for community contribution