EKS Add-Ons Now Supports CoreDNS and kube-proxy
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) now supports using the Amazon EKS console, CLI, and API to install and manage CoreDNS and kube-proxy in addition to existing support for the [Amazon VPC CNI networking plugin](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/pod-networking.html). This makes it easier to define consistent Kubernetes clusters and keep them up to date using Amazon EKS. CoreDNS and kube-proxy provide critical networking functionality for Kubernetes applications. Now, these operational software components, “add-ons”, can be installed, managed, and updated directly through the EKS console, CLI, and API. Each add-on is validated by AWS and can be deployed and updated during cluster setup or at any time. You can see available add-ons and compatible versions in the EKS API, select the version of the add-on you want to run on your cluster, and configure key settings such as the IAM role used by the add-on when it runs. Using EKS add-ons you can go from cluster creation to running applications in a single command and keep your cluster up to date using the Amazon EKS console, CLI, or API. Amazon EKS supports managing the installation and version of CoreDNS, kube-proxy, and the Amazon VPC CNI on clusters running Kubernetes version 1.18 and above. To learn more and get started, visit the [Amazon EKS documentation](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/eks/latest/userguide/eks-add-ons.html).