1. AWS account
  2. Red Hat account
  3. eksctl installed on your local machine
  4. kubectl installed on your local machine
  5. oc CLI installed on your local machine
  6. OpenShift cluster as Hub cluster

Install ACM on OpenShift Hub cluster

Login to the OpenShift Web Console as a Cluster administrator.

Install Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management (ACM) from the OperatorHub within OpenShift Web Console as shown here:

Note: ACM Operator gets installed in the open-cluster-management namespace/project

Download Pull Secret

Login to Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console with your credentials.

Navigate to Downloads and scroll down to the Tokens section. Select Download to get a copy of your pull secret on your local machine.

Upload Pull Secret to ACM

Login to your OpenShift cluster using oc CLI.

Run the following command to switch to open-cluster-management namespace/project:

$ oc project open-cluster-management

Run the following command to upload the pull secret to open-cluster-management namespace/project:

$ oc create secret generic eks-secret \  --from-file=.dockerconfigjson=pull-secret.txt \

eks-secret is the name of the secrets object, and pull-secret.txt is the pull secret downloaded in the previous step.

Install MultiClusterHub

After the ACM Operator gets installed successfully, navigate to “Installed Operators” and select “Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes” as shown:

Click on “Create instance” for MultiClusterHub.

Expand “Advanced Configuration”. Scroll down to “Image Pull Secret” and search for the secret uploaded in the previous step (for example, eks-secret). Select this secret and hit “Create”.

Create an EKS cluster

Create a YAMIL file eks-cluster-1.21.yaml with the following information. Save it to your local machine.

kind: ClusterConfig
name: eks-cluster # EKS Cluster name
region: us-east-2 # Region Code to place EKS Cluster
version: "1.21"
- name: primary # Name of node group in EKS Cluster
instanceType: t3.small # Instance type for node group
desiredCapacity: 3 # Number of worker nodes- default is 2

Change the config parameter values according to your desired setting. There are many more configuration parameters, which you can find if you type eksctl create cluster –help.

Run the following command, which was used to create an EKS cluster.

$ eksctl create cluster --config-file eks-cluster-1.21.yaml

The above command creates an EKS cluster with worker nodes (EC2 instance type t3.small) in the us-east-2 region using Kubernetes version 1.21

Import EKS cluster

Switch to the “Advanced Cluster Management” view from the OpenShift Web Console:

Select “Clusters” under the Infrastructure menu and select “Import cluster”:

Provide a name for the EKS cluster that will be imported and choose “Run import commands manually” option from the drop down for Import mode:

Select “Save import and generate code”.

Select “Copy command” and run the command from the command line against the EKS cluster.

Your EKS cluster will successfully get imported into ACM.


How-tos, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management, AWS

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