EKS Fargate and Observability setup

This workshop has been deprecated and archived. The new Amazon EKS Workshop is now available at www.eksworkshop.com.

In this chapter, we will perform the following tasks in your existing EKS cluster eksworkshop-eksctl.

  • Create Fargate Profile
  • Enable OIDC Provider
  • Create Namespace for Application Deployment
  • Create IRSA (IAM Role for Service Account) for Application Namespace prodcatalog-ns
  • Enable Observability for Logs and Metrics


  • We assume that we have an existing EKS Cluster eksworkshop-eksctl created from EKS Workshop.

  • We also assume that we have increased the disk size on your Cloud9 instance as we need to build docker images for our application.

  • We will be using AWS Console to navigate and explore resources in Amazon EKS, AWS App Mesh, Amazon Cloudwatch, AWS X-Ray in this workshop. So ensure that you have completed Console Credentials to get full access to your existing EKS Cluster eksworkshop-eksctl in the EKS console.

  • Check if AWS_REGION and ACCOUNT_ID are set correctly

    test -n "$AWS_REGION" && echo AWS_REGION is "$AWS_REGION" || echo AWS_REGION is not set
    test -n "$ACCOUNT_ID" && echo ACCOUNT_ID is "$ACCOUNT_ID" || echo ACCOUNT_ID is not set

    If not, export the ACCOUNT_ID and AWS_REGION to ENV

    export ACCOUNT_ID=<your_account_id>
    export AWS_REGION=<your_aws_region>

  • Clone the repository to your local workspace with this command:

cd ~/environment
git clone https://github.com/aws-containers/eks-app-mesh-polyglot-demo.git
cd eks-app-mesh-polyglot-demo

Now lets, create the Fargate Profile in our EKS cluster to deploy one prodcatalog service in our Product Catalog Application.