AWS EKS Cluster without Node Pod Limit with Terraform

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Caution: If you are using an AWS managed node group, before switching to the launch template below, AWS will delete the current node group and then create the new node group based on the template. Your pod and cluster configuration should not be deleted, but the pods will not be provisioned for the duration of the node change.

Since I didn't find the appropriate Terraform resource to start AWS EKS nodes without the AWS-defined pod limits per node, here it is. Why AWS defines limits and how to configure your Amazon VPC CNI plugin can be found in this blog post from AWS. I will show the Terraform Launch Template resource needed to start the kubelet without the pod limit defined by AWS.

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Development to Production with GitHub Actions

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This blog post will outline a way to get changes from development into production. There are many different ways to do this. This is one way, and there is not the one way from dev to production. In the following, I will talk about a way that I have experience with and like the way of the process. The process described in this post will follow the typical Software Development Lifecycle. The definition of it will also not be part of the post. However I will briefly describe what happens in the 3 phases of development, staging and production.

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Use GitHub Container Registry (GHCR) to host your Helm Charts

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TLDR: Full commands can be found at the end of the post.

Update - 14 February 2023: Added command to pull the hosted Helm chart. Pull from GHCR

I recently started to check out Helm and thought about the combination of hosting the charts on GitHub Container Registry (GHCR) since the charts follow the regular OCI (Open Container Image) standard which is also used by Docker container images. Because of that, I tried to understand the steps necessary to host my charts on GHCR since public charts / containers are free of charge. The following post will describe the necessary steps that are required. So let’s dive right in.

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