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Upbound Universal Crossplane (UXP) Amazon EKS Add-on

The Upbound Universal Crossplane Amazon EKS Add-on allows Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters to manage the lifecycle of Crossplane distribution.

Upbound Universal Crossplane (UXP) is Upbound's official enterprise-grade Crossplane distribution. It's free, open source, and fully conformant with upstream Crossplane. UXP is hardened and tested by Upbound so customers can confidently deploy control plane architectures to production. Connect UXP to Upbound Cloud is enabled with a free Upbound account for simplified management.


import * as cdk from 'aws-cdk-lib';
import * as blueprints from '@aws-quickstart/eks-blueprints';

const app = new cdk.App();

new blueprints.UpboundCrossplaneAddOn({
    clusterAccessRole: blueprints.getNamedResource("AdminRole")

const blueprint = blueprints.EksBlueprint.builder()
  .build(app, 'my-stack-name');

iguration Options

  • createNamespace: (boolean) If you want CDK to create the namespace for you.
  • values: Arbitrary values to pass to the chart. Refer to the FluxCD Helm Chart documentation for additional details. It also supports all standard helm configuration options ( for Eg:


To validate that Upbound Crossplane add-on is installed properly:

kubectl get all -n upbound-system

# Output
NAME                                        READY   STATUS    RESTARTS      AGE
pod/crossplane-776449cbc7-t9jnn             1/1     Running   0             25m
pod/upbound-bootstrapper-844f84fcf4-xgpj9   1/1     Running   0             25m
pod/xgql-55d7475b48-dlfgc                   1/1     Running   2 (25m ago)   25m

NAME                    TYPE        CLUSTER-IP       EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)    AGE
service/upbound-agent   ClusterIP    <none>        6443/TCP   25m
service/xgql            ClusterIP   <none>        443/TCP    25m

NAME                                   READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE
deployment.apps/crossplane             1/1     1            1           25m
deployment.apps/upbound-bootstrapper   1/1     1            1           25m
deployment.apps/xgql                   1/1     1            1           25m

NAME                                              DESIRED   CURRENT   READY   AGE
replicaset.apps/crossplane-776449cbc7             1         1         1       25m
replicaset.apps/upbound-bootstrapper-844f84fcf4   1         1         1       25m
replicaset.apps/xgql-55d7475b48                   1         1         1       25m


Applies the Upbound Universal Crossplane add-on to an Amazon EKS cluster.