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Navigating the labs

Let’s review how to navigate this web site and the content provided.


The content of this workshop is made up of:

  1. Individual lab exercises
  2. Supporting content that explains concepts related to the labs

The lab exercises are designed in a way that you can run any modules as a self-container exercise. Lab exercises will be displayed in the sidebar to the left and are designated by the icon shown here:

Lab icon example

This module contains a single lab named Getting started which will be visible on the left side of your screen.


You should start each lab from the page indicated by this badge. Starting in the middle of a lab will cause unpredictable behavior.

Cloud9 IDE

Once you have accessed the Cloud9 IDE, 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.

Terminal commands

Most of the interaction you will do in this workshop will be done with terminal commands, which you can either manually type or copy/paste to the Cloud9 IDE terminal. You will see this terminal commands displayed like this:

~$echo "This is an example command"

Hover your mouse over echo "This is an example command" and click to copy that command to your clipboard.

You will also come across commands with sample output like this:

~$kubectl get nodes
NAME                                         STATUS   ROLES    AGE     VERSION   Ready    <none>   6h      v1.27.3-eks-48e63af   Ready    <none>   6h      v1.27.3-eks-48e63af   Ready    <none>   6h      v1.27.3-eks-48e63af

Using the 'click to copy' function will only copy the command and ignore the sample output.

Another pattern used in the content is presenting several commands in a single terminal:

~$kubectl get pods
No resources found in default namespace.
~$kubectl get nodes
NAME                                         STATUS   ROLES    AGE     VERSION   Ready    <none>   6h2m    v1.27.3-eks-48e63af   Ready    <none>   22h     v1.27.3-eks-48e63af   Ready    <none>   6h19m   v1.27.3-eks-48e63af

In this case you can either copy each command individually or copy all of the commands using the clipboard icon in the top right of the terminal window. Give it a shot!

Resetting your EKS cluster

In the event that you accidentally configure your cluster in a way that is not functioning you have been provided with a mechanism to reset your EKS cluster as best we can which can be run at any time. Simply run the command prepare-environment and wait until it completes. This may take several minutes depending on the state of your cluster when it is run.