EKS Anywhere curated package management

Common tasks for managing curated packages.

The main goal of EKS Anywhere curated packages is to make it easy to install, configure and maintain operational components in an EKS Anywhere cluster. EKS Anywhere curated packages offers to run secure and tested operational components on EKS Anywhere clusters. Please check out EKS Anywhere curated packages concepts and EKS Anywhere curated packages configurations for more details.

For proper curated package support, make sure the cluster kubernetes version is v1.21 or above and eksctl anywhere version is v0.11.0 or above (can be checked with the eksctl anywhere version command). Amazon EKS Anywhere Curated Packages are only available to customers with the Amazon EKS Anywhere Enterprise Subscription. To request a free trial, talk to your Amazon representative or connect with one here .

Setup authentication to use curated-packages

When you have been notified that your account has been given access to curated packages, create a user in your account with a policy that only allows ECR read access similar to this:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "VisualEditor0",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": "*"

Create credentials for this user and set and export the following environment variables:

export EKSA_AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID="your*access*id"
export EKSA_AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY="your*secret*key"

Make sure you are authenticated with the AWS CLI

export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID="your*access*id"
export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY="your*secret*key"
aws sts get-caller-identity

Login to docker

aws ecr get-login-password --region us-west-2 |docker login --username AWS --password-stdin 783794618700.dkr.ecr.us-west-2.amazonaws.com

Verify you can pull an image

docker pull 783794618700.dkr.ecr.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/emissary-ingress/emissary:v3.0.0-9ded128b4606165b41aca52271abe7fa44fa7109

If the image downloads successfully, it worked!

Discover curated packages

You can get a list of the available packages from the command line:

export CLUSTER_NAME=nameofyourcluster
export KUBECONFIG=${PWD}/${CLUSTER_NAME}/${CLUSTER_NAME}-eks-a-cluster.kubeconfig
eksctl anywhere list packages --kube-version 1.23

Example command output:

Package                 Version(s)
-------                 ----------
hello-eks-anywhere      0.1.2-a6847010915747a9fc8a412b233a2b1ee608ae76
adot                    0.21.1-971c31238aeea5f1bda6ec95caaf24993b304157
cert-manager            1.9.1-dc0c845b5f71bea6869efccd3ca3f2dd11b5c95f
cluster-autoscaler      9.21.0-1.23-5516c0368ff74d14c328d61fe374da9787ecf437
harbor                  2.5.1-0d4e0476a740b48a232041597ded2031595d9409
metallb                 0.13.5-0c9bc01066c2b8e8006c60d09f55015501ad2fc2
metallb-crds            0.13.5-0c9bc01066c2b8e8006c60d09f55015501ad2fc2
metrics-server          0.6.1-eks-1-23-6-c94ed410f56421659f554f13b4af7a877da72bc1
emissary                3.0.0-c5b5d47b53ae5d769cc8349f4822ce2786ad198e

Generate a curated-packages config

The example shows how to install the harbor package from the curated package list .

export CLUSTER_NAME=nameofyourcluster
eksctl anywhere generate package harbor --cluster ${CLUSTER_NAME} --kube-version 1.23 > packages.yaml

Available curated packages are listed below.

Package Prerequisites

Prerequisites for using curated packages


Install/update/upgrade/uninstall Cert-Manager

Cluster Autoscaler

Install/upgrade/uninstall Cluster Autoscaler

Metrics Server

Install/upgrade/uninstall Metrics Server

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT)

Install/upgrade/uninstall ADOT

Emissary Ingress

Install/upgrade/uninstall Emissary Ingress


Install/upgrade/uninstall Harbor


Install/upgrade/uninstall MetalLB