How To SSH Into An EKS Worker Node

Sometimes you need to ssh into an EKS node, and not a pod.

To do that, I use luksa/kubectl-plugins.

He provides a provider-agnostic way to get a shell into a worker node if you have cluster-admin privileges.

There’s no need to manage any ssh keys either.

kubectl ssh node my-node     # access a node in a multi-node cluster

You can look at the README to see how to install the plugins. Unfortunately, it’s not available with krew yet.


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