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Kops create instancegroup

kops create instancegroup

Create an instancegroup.


Create an InstanceGroup configuration.

An InstanceGroup is a group of similar virtual machines. On AWS, an InstanceGroup maps to an AutoScalingGroup.

The Role of an InstanceGroup defines whether machines will act as a Kubernetes master or node.

kops create instancegroup [flags]


  # Create an instancegroup for the cluster.
  kops create ig node-example \
  --role node --subnet my-subnet-name,my-other-subnet-name

  # Create a YAML manifest for an instancegroup for the cluster.
  kops create ig node-example \
  --role node --subnet my-subnet-name --dry-run -oyaml


      --dry-run          If true, only print the object that would be sent, without sending it. This flag can be used to create a cluster YAML or JSON manifest.
      --edit             If true, an editor will be opened to edit default values. (default true)
  -h, --help             help for instancegroup
  -o, --output string    Output format. One of json|yaml
      --role string      Type of instance group to create (Master,APIServer,Node,Bastion) (default "Node")
      --subnet strings   Subnet in which to create instance group. One of Availability Zone like eu-west-1a or a comma-separated list of multiple Availability Zones.

Options inherited from parent commands

      --add_dir_header                   If true, adds the file directory to the header of the log messages
      --alsologtostderr                  log to standard error as well as files
      --config string                    yaml config file (default is $HOME/.kops.yaml)
      --log_backtrace_at traceLocation   when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace (default :0)
      --log_dir string                   If non-empty, write log files in this directory
      --log_file string                  If non-empty, use this log file
      --log_file_max_size uint           Defines the maximum size a log file can grow to. Unit is megabytes. If the value is 0, the maximum file size is unlimited. (default 1800)
      --logtostderr                      log to standard error instead of files (default true)
      --name string                      Name of cluster. Overrides KOPS_CLUSTER_NAME environment variable
      --one_output                       If true, only write logs to their native severity level (vs also writing to each lower severity level)
      --skip_headers                     If true, avoid header prefixes in the log messages
      --skip_log_headers                 If true, avoid headers when opening log files
      --state string                     Location of state storage (kops 'config' file). Overrides KOPS_STATE_STORE environment variable
      --stderrthreshold severity         logs at or above this threshold go to stderr (default 2)
  -v, --v Level                          number for the log level verbosity
      --vmodule moduleSpec               comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging


  • kops create - Create a resource by command line, filename or stdin.