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Deploy Vertical Pod Autoscaler in EKS

Let's deploy the Vertical Pod Autoscaler (VPA) in our EKS cluster.

  1. Clone the kubernetes/autoscaler GitHub repository:

    git clone
  2. Change to the vertical-pod-autoscaler directory:

    cd autoscaler/vertical-pod-autoscaler/
  3. (Optional) If you have already deployed another version of the Vertical Pod Autoscaler, remove it with the following command:

  4. Deploy the Vertical Pod Autoscaler (VPA) to your cluster with the following command:

  5. Verify that the Vertical Pod Autoscaler pods have been created successfully:

    kubectl get pods -n kube-system | grep vpa

    The output will look somthing like this:

    vpa-admission-controller-bb59bb7c7-g7vqr        1/1     Running   0              8s
    vpa-recommender-5555d76bfd-9rzz7                1/1     Running   0              11s
    vpa-updater-8b7f687dc-pnqkh                     1/1     Running   0              13s