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Delete EKS Cluster from CLI

These pages refer to DKP Enterprise and DKP Gov Advanced products.

Ensure that the KUBECONFIG environment variable is set to the self-managed cluster by running export KUBECONFIG={SELF_MANAGED_AWS_CLUSTER}.conf

Delete the EKS cluster

Follow these steps:

  1. Ensure your AWS credentials are up to date. If you are using user profiles, then refresh the credentials using the command below. Otherwise, proceed to step 2.

    dkp update bootstrap credentials aws 
  2. Delete the Kubernetes cluster and wait a few minutes:

    Before deleting the cluster, dkp deletes all Services of type LoadBalancer on the cluster. Each Service is backed by an AWS Classic ELB. Deleting the Service deletes the ELB that backs it. To skip this step, use the flag --delete-kubernetes-resources=false.

    NOTE: Do not skip this step if the VPC is managed by DKP. When DKP deletes the cluster, it deletes the VPC. If the VPC has any EKS Classic ELBs, EKS does not allow the VPC to be deleted, and DKP cannot delete the cluster.

    dkp delete cluster --cluster-name=${CLUSTER_NAME} 

     ✓ Deleting Services with type LoadBalancer for Cluster default/eks-example
     ✓ Deleting ClusterResourceSets for Cluster default/eks-example
     ✓ Deleting cluster resources
     ✓ Waiting for cluster to be fully deleted
    Deleted default/eks-example cluster

Next Step:

After your cluster is built in the Konvoy component of DKP for your infrastructure/environment, you will install the Kommander component of DKP to see your dashboard and continue customization.

Known Limitations

NOTE: Be aware of these limitations in the current release of DKP.

  • The DKP version used to create the workload cluster must match the DKP version used to delete the workload cluster.

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