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In this multi-part exercise, you will use System Sync to test two-way synchronization between the system and a Git repository for EKS clusters. You will create an EKS cluster from the controller UI and see the corresponding manifest file syncornized to your Git repository. You will then update the cluster manifest from Git to see the changes applied on the cluster and synchronized in the controller.

System Sync enables two-way or bidirectional synchronization to maintain the configuration in the system (system database) and Git repository. Any configuration changes performed in the Git repository get reflected in the system, and vice-versa is supported. To achieve this bidirectional sync, external and internal triggers are required. External triggers (Pipeline Triggers) notify whenever resources are modified in a Git repository, and internal triggers notify whenever resources are modified in an internal artifact store.

flowchart LR
  subgraph AWS[AWS]
    direction TB
    Imported[Existing Cluster]
    ClickOps[New Cluster]
Imported[Existing Cluster]-->|Import & Takeover|Rafay
ClickOps[New Cluster]-->|ClickOps|Rafay

What Will You Do

Part What will you do?
1 In this part, you will Configure and Setup an Environment in order to test System Sync with EKS clusters
2 In this part, you will Create a New EKS Cluster and test bidirectional syncronization with a Git repository
3 In this part, you will Deprovision the cluster


This exercise assumes that you have access to the following:

  • An Org with Org Admin privileges
  • A provisioned or imported cluster to run the GitOps Agent
  • An AWS Cloud Credential
  • An account on GitHub for GitOps operations