Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

Follow these steps to create an Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) cluster for your Agones install.

Create your EKS Cluster using the Getting Started Guide.

Possible steps are the following:

  1. Create new IAM role for cluster management.
  2. Run aws configure to authorize your awscli with proper AWS Access Key ID and AWS Secret Access Key.
  3. Create an example cluster:
eksctl create cluster \
--name prod \
--version 1.29 \
--nodegroup-name standard-workers \
--node-type t3.medium \
--nodes 3 \
--nodes-min 3 \
--nodes-max 4

Allowing UDP Traffic

For Agones to work correctly, we need to allow UDP traffic to pass through to our EKS cluster worker nodes. To achieve this, we must update the workers’ nodepool SG (Security Group) with the proper rule. A simple way to do that is:

  • Log in to the AWS Management Console
  • Go to the VPC Dashboard and select Security Groups
  • Find the Security Group for the workers nodepool, which will be named something like eksctl-[cluster-name]-nodegroup-[cluster-name]-workers/SG
  • Select Inbound Rules
  • Edit Rules to add a new Custom UDP Rule with a 7000-8000 port range and an appropriate Source CIDR range ( allows all traffic)

Next Steps

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