Getting Started

Choose from different methods to get started with Karpenter

To get started with Karpenter, the Getting Started with Karpenter guide provides an end-to-end procedure for creating a cluster (with eksctl) and adding Karpenter. If you prefer, the following instructions use Terraform to create a cluster and add Karpenter:

Although not supported, you could also try Karpenter on other Kubernetes distributions running on AWS. For example:

  • kOps: These instructions describe how to create a kOps Kubernetes cluster in AWS that includes Karpenter.

Learn more about Karpenter and how to get started below.

Getting Started with Karpenter

Set up a cluster and add Karpenter

Migrating from Cluster Autoscaler

Migrate to Karpenter from Cluster Autoscaler

Last modified December 5, 2023: docs: Manually release docs (#5241) (22eb284c)