This week’s picks are:
- AWS Controllers for Kubernetes
- Launch templates and custom AMI support for EKS managed node group
- Route53 Resolver can now log VPC DNS Queries
To learn more about all the latest updates from AWS visit: https://aws.amazon.com/new/
AWS Controllers for Kubernetes
AWS Controllers for Kubernetes allows you to create, manage and consume AWS resources natively from your Kubernetes cluster via Controller and CRD. The Custom Resource(CRD) interacts with AWS Controller which is responsible for creating, updating and deleting the AWS resource.
Launch templates and custom AMI support for EKS managed node group
EKS is a great service to run containers on the AWS cloud. It manages high availability for your Kubernetes control plane nodes by running them in multiple AZs and replacing unhealthy nodes for you without any downtime. It even has multiple options for managing worker nodes like using Fargate for running serverless containers or using (un)managed node group.
Customers using managed node groups only had an option to choose between two pre-defined AMIs for their EKS cluster but with this announcement, they can now use launch template to define custom AMI and other properties of an instance and let the worker nodes be managed by AWS.
Note: Spot Instances are NOT supported through the Launch Templates yet.
Route53 Resolver can now log VPC DNS Queries
Route53 Resolver is the Amazon DNS Server which is also known as AmazonProvidedDNS and is also the default DNS for all your VPCs. It is responsible for resolving both public and private DNS hostnames.
With the launch of this feature, customers no longer need to maintain infrastructure on their own to log DNS queries. It can log DNS queries and responses for DNS queries originating from within customer VPCs, whether those queries are answered locally by Route 53 Resolver, resolved over the public internet, or are forwarded to on-premises DNS servers via Resolver Endpoints.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned to learn more about new releases/updates by AWS. ✌️