Kops: Kubernetes cluster with Autoscaling on AWS

November 13, 2019

The autoscaling groups created by Kops is only to keep a number of nodes up without any scaling policy; The idea of the following article is create a dynamic Kubernetes cluster, measure the load of the nodes and scale up or down. To do that we need to set up some tags to the worker nodes, give permission to the worker nodes to reach the AWS service autoscaling and deploy the tool Kubernetes autoscaler.

The cluster will be scale when:

  • There are pods that failed to run in the cluster due to insufficient resources.
  • There are nodes in the cluster that have been underutilized for an extended period of time and their pods can be placed on other existing nodes.

The environment:

The version of "Kubernetes autoscaler" need to be the same as your Kubernetes cluster version.

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