CloudBees Core on EKS installation guide

This guide shows you how to install CloudBees Core on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). To perform the installation, you should be knowledgeable in AWS, Kubernetes, and NGINX Ingress.

CloudBees Core is a fully-featured, cloud native CD solution that can be hosted on-premise or in the public cloud. It provides a shared, centrally managed, self-service experience for all your development teams.

Before you install CloudBees Core on EKS, decide which installation method you want to use.

Pre-installation requirements

For details about supported platforms for CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms, such as supported Kubernetes, Helm, and NFS versions, refer to Supported platforms for CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms.

The following items are required to install CloudBees Core on EKS using the CloudBees installer.

  • An AWS account.

  • A Kubernetes client version 1.10 or later on your local computer or bastion host.

  • An AWS EKS cluster with the following requirements:

    • Runs Kubernetes version 1.10 or later. You must use a version that is actively supported by the Kubernetes distribution provider and is generally available.

    • Has nodes that have at least 2 CPUs and 4 GiBs of memory. Be sure that the cluster meets the sizing and scaling requirements in CloudBees Core Reference Architecture - Kubernetes on AWS EKS. NOTE: Having fewer masters on each VM means that losing a VM unexpectedly does not impact service.

    • Has N+1 worker nodes, where N is the number of managed masters and +1 is the CloudBees Operations Center.

    • Has network access to container images, either a public Docker Hub or a private Docker Registry.

  • An NGINX Ingress controller with Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) Layer 4 or Layer 7. For instructions on setting up NGINX Ingress Controller with ELB, see About networking modes for NGINX Ingress Controller.