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Kasten K10 Add-On for Amazon EKS Blueprints for CDK

Kasten K10 by Veeam Overview

The K10 data management platform, purpose-built for Kubernetes, provides enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for backup/restore, disaster recovery, and mobility of Kubernetes applications.

Kasten-K10 Overview

K10’s application-centric approach and deep integrations with relational and NoSQL databases, Amazon EKS and AWS Services provides teams the freedom of infrastructure choice without sacrificing operational simplicity. Policy-driven and extensible, K10 provides a native Kubernetes API and includes features such full-spectrum consistency, database integrations, automatic application discovery, application mobility, and a powerful web-based user interface.

Given K10’s extensive ecosystem support you have the flexibility to choose environments (public/ private/ hybrid cloud/ on-prem) and Kubernetes distributions (cloud vendor managed or self managed) in support of three principal use cases:

Kasten-K10 Use Cases

The Kasten K10 add-on installs Kasten K10 into your Amazon EKS cluster.


Deploying this Quickstart for a new virtual private cloud (VPC) with default parameters builds the following K10 platform in the AWS Cloud. The diagram shows three Availability Zones, leveraging multiple AWS services.


Follow new project setup guidelines from

npm install @kastenhq/kasten-eks-blueprints-addon

Basic Usage

import { App } from 'aws-cdk-lib';
import * as blueprints from '@aws-quickstart/eks-blueprints';
import { KastenK10AddOn } from '@kastenhq/kasten-eks-blueprints-addon';

const app = new App();

    .addOns(new blueprints.ClusterAutoScalerAddOn)
    .addOns(new KastenK10AddOn)
    .build(app, 'eks-with-kastenk10');

Add-on Options

Option Description Default
repository Repository of the Helm chart ""
release Name of the Helm release "k10"
namespace Namespace to install Kasten K10 "kasten-io"
version Version of Kasten K10, defaults to latest release ""
chart Helm Chart Name "k10"
values Configuration values passed to the chart, options are documented here {}


  1. Create the IAM Role for Service Account for Kasten K10 pod to make API calls to AWS S3 and EC2 to backup and restore.
  2. Installs Kasten K10 in a new namespace "kasten-io".

The IAM Policy is as follows:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": "*"
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": "ec2:DeleteSnapshot",
            "Resource": "*",
            "Condition": {
                "StringLike": {
                    "ec2:ResourceTag/Name": "Kasten: Snapshot*"
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": "*"

Validating the Install

To validate that K10 has been installed properly, the following command can be run in K10's namespace (the install default is kasten-io) to watch for the status of all K10 pods:

kubectl get pods --namespace kasten-io --watch

It may take a couple of minutes for all pods to come up but all pods should ultimately display the status of Running.

kubectl get pods --namespace kasten-io
NAMESPACE     NAME                                    READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
kasten-io     aggregatedapis-svc-b45d98bb5-w54pr      1/1     Running   0          1m26s
kasten-io     auth-svc-8549fc9c59-9c9fb               1/1     Running   0          1m26s
kasten-io     catalog-svc-f64666fdf-5t5tv             2/2     Running   0          1m26s

In the unlikely scenario that pods that are stuck in any other state, please follow the support documentation to debug further.

Validate Dashboard Access

By default, the K10 dashboard will not be exposed externally. To establish a connection to it, use the following kubectl command to forward a local port to the K10 ingress port:

kubectl --namespace kasten-io port-forward service/gateway 8080:8000

The K10 dashboard will be available at

For a complete list of options for accessing the Kasten K10 dashboard through a LoadBalancer, Ingress or OpenShift Route you can use the instructions here.

For full project documentation visit the KastenHQ Github Repo at (