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Accessing the IDE

As part of the lab environment you have access to an AWS Cloud9 IDE.

To access the Cloud9 IDE, log into your AWS console. Search for Cloud9 in the menu bar at the top of the screen:

Search for the Cloud9 service

When the main Cloud9 screen opens expand the menu on the left side of the screen:

Access Cloud9 service menu

There will be a Cloud9 environment available, click the Open button to launch the IDE:

Open the Cloud9 IDE

Once the IDE has loaded, we recommend you use the + button and select New Terminal to open a new full screen terminal window.

Open new Cloud9 terminal

This will open a new tab with a fresh terminal.

Shows new Cloud9 terminal

You may also close the small terminal at the bottom if you wish.

Your IDE comes pre-configured to access the workshop EKS cluster and also provides a set of tools you will need like the aws and kubectl CLI tools.

For example, run the following command to get details about your EKS cluster:

~$aws eks describe-cluster --name $EKS_CLUSTER_NAME
    "cluster": {
        "name": "eks-workshop",
        "arn": "arn:aws:eks:us-west-2:1234567890:cluster/eks-workshop",
        "createdAt": 1662084731.367,
        "endpoint": "",

You can also check that you can connect to your EKS cluster like so:

~$kubectl get nodes
NAME                                         STATUS   ROLES    AGE     VERSION   Ready    <none>   18h     v1.23.9-eks-ba74326    Ready    <none>   18h     v1.23.9-eks-ba74326   Ready    <none>   18h     v1.23.9-eks-ba74326