What's New?

v0.7.0 - 2022-01-27


  • Support for aws-iam-authenticator as an authentication option in EKS-A clusters #90
  • Support for multiple worker node groups in EKS-A clusters #840
  • Support for IAM Role for Service Account (IRSA) #601
  • New command upgrade plan cluster lists core component changes affected by upgrade cluster #499
  • Support for workload cluster’s control plane and etcd upgrade through GitOps #1007
  • Upgrading a Flux managed cluster previously required manual steps. These steps have now been automated. #759 , #1019
  • Cilium CNI will now be upgraded by the upgrade cluster command #326


  • EKS-A now uses Cluster API (CAPI) v1.0.1 and v1beta1 manifests, upgrading from v0.3.23 and v1alpha3 manifests.
  • Kubernetes components and etcd now use TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 as the configured TLS cipher suite #657 , #759 , #1019

v0.6.0 - 2021-10-29


  • Support to create and manage workload clusters #94
  • Support for upgrading eks-anywhere components #93 , Cluster upgrades
    • IMPORTANT: Currently upgrading existing flux manged clusters requires performing a few additional steps . The fix for upgrading the existing clusters will be published in 0.6.1 release to improve the upgrade experience.
  • k8s CIS compliance #193
  • Support bundle improvements #92
  • Ability to upgrade control plane nodes before worker nodes #100
  • Ability to use your own container registry #98
  • Make namespace configurable for anywhere resources #177


  • Fix ova auto-import issue for multi-datacenter environments #437
  • OVA import via EKS-A CLI sometimes fails #254
  • Add proxy configuration to etcd nodes for bottlerocket #195


  • overrideClusterSpecFile field in cluster config



  • Initial release of EKS-A