Step 1: Create Infrastructure and Plan

Creating the DuploCloud Infrastructure and a Plan

Each DuploCloud Infrastructure is a connection to a unique Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network that resides in a region that can host Kubernetes clusters, EKS or ECS clusters, or a combination of these, depending on your public cloud provider.

After you supply a few basic inputs DuploCloud creates an Infrastructure for you, within AWS and within DuploCloud, with a few clicks. Behind the scenes, DuploCloud does a lot with what little you supply — generating the VPC, Subnets, NAT Gateway, Routes, and EKS or ECS cluster.

With the Infrastructure as your foundation, you can customize an extensible, versatile Platform Engineering development environment by adding Tenants, Hosts, Services, and more.

Estimated time to complete Step 1: 40 minutes. Much of this time is consumed by DuploCloud's creation of the Infrastructure and enabling your EKS cluster with Kubernetes.


Before starting this tutorial:

  • Learn more about DuploCloud Infrastructures, Plans, and Tenants.

  • Reference the Access Control documentation to create User IDs with the Administrator role. To perform the tasks in this tutorial, you must have Administrator privileges.

Creating a DuploCloud Infrastructure

  1. In the DuploCloud Portal, navigate to Administrator -> Infrastructure. The Infrastructure page displays.

  2. Click Add. The Add Infrastructure page displays.

  3. From the table below, enter the values that correspond to the fields on the Add Infrastructure page. Accept all other default values for fields not specified.

  4. Select either Enable EKS or Enable ECS Cluster option. You will follow different paths in the tutorial for creating Services with EKS, ECS, or DuploCloud Docker.

  5. Click Create to create the Infrastructure. It may take up to half an hour to create the Infrastructure. While the Infrastructure is being created, a Pending status is displayed in the Infrastructure page Status column, often with additional information about what part of the Infrastructure DuploCloud is currently creating. When creation completes, a status of Complete displays.

DuploCloud begins creating and configuring your Infrastructure and EKS/ECS clusters using Kubernetes.

Add Infrastructure page fieldValue






Subnet CIDR Bits


It may take up to forty-five (45) minutes for your Infrastructure to be created and Kubernetes (EKS/ECS) enablement to be complete. Use the Kubernetes card in the Infrastructure screen to monitor the status, which should display as Enabled when completed. You can also monitor progress by using the Kubernetes tab, as DuploCloud generates your Cluster Name, Default VM Size, Server Endpoint, and Token.

Verifying that a Plan exists for your Infrastructure

Every DuploCloud Infrastructure generates a Plan. Plans are sets of templates that are used to configure the Tenants or workspaces, in your Infrastructure. You will set up Tenants in the next tutorial step.

Before proceeding, confirm that a Plan exists that corresponds to your newly created Infrastructure.

  1. In the DuploCloud Portal, navigate to Administrator -> Plans. The Plans page displays.

  2. Verify that a Plan exists with the name NONPROD, the name that you gave to the Infrastructure you created.

Checking your work

You previously verified that your Infrastructure and Plan were created. Now verify that Kubernetes is enabled before proceeding to Create a Tenant.

  1. In the DuploCloud Portal, navigate to Administrator -> Infrastructure. The Infrastructure page displays.

  2. From the Name column, select the NONPROD Infrastructure.

  3. Click the EKS or ECS tabs. When Kubernetes has been Enabled for EKS or ECS, details are listed in the respective tab. The Infrastructure page displays the Enabled status on the Kubernetes card for EKS clusters. For ECS, the Cluster Name is listed in the ECS tab.

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