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Karpenter is an open-source node provisioning project built for Kubernetes. Karpenter automatically launches just the right compute resources to handle your cluster's applications. It is designed to let you take full advantage of the cloud with fast and simple compute provisioning for Kubernetes clusters.

For complete project documentation, please visit the Karpenter.


Karpenter can be deployed by enabling the add-on via the following. Check out the full example to deploy the EKS Cluster with Karpenter.

enable_karpenter = true

You can optionally customize the Helm chart that deploys Karpenter via the following configuration.

  enable_karpenter = true
  # Optional  karpenter_helm_config
  karpenter_helm_config = {
    name                       = "karpenter"
    chart                      = "karpenter"
    repository                 = ""
    version                    = "0.6.3"
    namespace                  = "karpenter"
    values = [templatefile("${path.module}/values.yaml", {
         eks_cluster_id       = var.eks_cluster_id,
         eks_cluster_endpoint = var.eks_cluster_endpoint,
         service_account_name = var.service_account_name,
         operating_system     = "linux"

  karpenter_irsa_policies = [] # Optional to add additional policies to IRSA

GitOps Configuration

The following properties are made available for use when managing the add-on via GitOps.

Refer to for latest config. GitOps with ArgoCD Add-on repo is located here

  argocd_gitops_config = {
    enable                    = true
    serviceAccountName        = local.service_account_name
    controllerClusterName     = var.eks_cluster_id
    controllerClusterEndpoint = local.eks_cluster_endpoint
    awsDefaultInstanceProfile = var.node_iam_instance_profile