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Deploying production-ready GitLab on Amazon EKS with Terraform

chabane profile image Chabane R. ・19 min read

Gitlab is an open DevOps platform. You can use the SaaS version where there is no technical setup required or you can download, install and maintain your own GitLab self-managed, on your own infrastructure or in the public cloud environment. See the key differences between GitLab SaaS & self-managed

In this blog post we will choose the GitLab self-managed version and deploy the instance using the official Helm chart. This chart is the recommended, and supported method to install GitLab on a cloud native environment.

The gitlab/gitlab chart is the best way to operate GitLab on Kubernetes. This chart contains all the required components to get started, and can scale to large deployments.

By default, the helm chart deploys all components on Kubernetes. In a cloud native environment, to be production ready, we need to use cloud provided solution to outsource the dependencies.

  • PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS,
  • Redis on Amazon Elasticache,
  • Object storages with Amazon S3,
  • Use an external volume for Gitaly.

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Prerequisites

Network

In this section, we create a VPC, 2 private and public subnets, 2 NAT Gateways and an internet gateway.

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plan/vpc.tf

resource "aws_vpc" "devops" {
  cidr_block           = var.vpc_cidr_block
  instance_tenancy     = "default"
  enable_dns_support   = true
  enable_dns_hostnames = true

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
    Name        = "devops"
  }

  lifecycle {
    ignore_changes = [tags]
  }
}

resource "aws_default_security_group" "defaul" {
    vpc_id = aws_vpc.devops.id
}
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plan/subnet.tf

resource "aws_subnet" "private" {
  for_each = {
    for subnet in local.private_nested_config : subnet.name => subnet
  }

  vpc_id                  = aws_vpc.devops.id
  cidr_block              = each.value.cidr_block
  availability_zone       = var.az[index(local.private_nested_config, each.value)]
  map_public_ip_on_launch = false

  tags = {
    Environment                       = "devops"
    Name                              = each.value.name
    "kubernetes.io/role/internal-elb" = 1
  }

  lifecycle {
    ignore_changes = [tags]
  }
}

resource "aws_subnet" "public" {
  for_each = {
    for subnet in local.public_nested_config : subnet.name => subnet
  }

  vpc_id                  = aws_vpc.devops.id
  cidr_block              = each.value.cidr_block
  availability_zone       = var.az[index(local.public_nested_config, each.value)]
  map_public_ip_on_launch = true

  tags = {
    Environment              = "devops"
    Name                     = each.value.name
    "kubernetes.io/role/elb" = 1
  }

  lifecycle {
    ignore_changes = [tags]
  }
}
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plan/nat.tf

resource "aws_eip" "nat" {
  for_each = {
    for subnet in local.public_nested_config : subnet.name => subnet
  }

  vpc = true

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
    Name        = "eip-${each.value.name}"
  }
}

resource "aws_nat_gateway" "nat-gw" {
  for_each = {
    for subnet in local.public_nested_config : subnet.name => subnet
  }

  allocation_id = aws_eip.nat[each.value.name].id
  subnet_id     = aws_subnet.public[each.value.name].id

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
    Name        = "nat-${each.value.name}"
  }
}

resource "aws_route_table" "private" {
  for_each = {
    for subnet in local.public_nested_config : subnet.name => subnet
  }

  vpc_id = aws_vpc.devops.id

  route {
    cidr_block     = "0.0.0.0/0"
    nat_gateway_id = aws_nat_gateway.nat-gw[each.value.name].id
  }

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
    Name        = "rt-${each.value.name}"
  }
}

resource "aws_route_table_association" "private" {

  for_each = {
    for subnet in local.private_nested_config : subnet.name => subnet
  }

  subnet_id      = aws_subnet.private[each.value.name].id
  route_table_id = aws_route_table.private[each.value.associated_public_subnet].id
}
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plan/igw.tf

resource "aws_internet_gateway" "igw" {
  vpc_id = aws_vpc.devops.id

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
    Name        = "igw-security"
  }
}

resource "aws_route_table" "public" {
  vpc_id = aws_vpc.devops.id

  route {
    cidr_block = "0.0.0.0/0"
    gateway_id = aws_internet_gateway.igw.id
  }

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
    Name        = "rt-public-security"
  }
}

resource "aws_route_table_association" "public" {
  for_each = {
    for subnet in local.public_nested_config : subnet.name => subnet
  }

  subnet_id      = aws_subnet.public[each.value.name].id
  route_table_id = aws_route_table.public.id
}
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Amazon EKS

In this section we create our Kubernetes cluster with the following settings:

  • restrict access to a specific IP (it could be your office range IPs) and to the NAT gateways IPs (to use gitlab runners)
  • enable all logs
  • enable IAM roles for service accounts
  • security groups for the cluster

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plan/eks-cluster.tf

resource "aws_eks_cluster" "devops" {
  name     = var.eks_cluster_name
  role_arn = aws_iam_role.eks.arn

  version  = "1.18"

  vpc_config {
    security_group_ids      = [aws_security_group.eks_cluster.id]
    endpoint_private_access = true
    endpoint_public_access  = true
    public_access_cidrs     = concat([var.authorized_source_ranges], [for n in aws_eip.nat : "${n.public_ip}/32"])
    subnet_ids              = concat([for s in aws_subnet.private : s.id], [for s in aws_subnet.public : s.id])
  }

  enabled_cluster_log_types = ["api", "audit", "authenticator", "controllerManager", "scheduler"]

  # Ensure that IAM Role permissions are created before and deleted after EKS Cluster handling.
  # Otherwise, EKS will not be able to properly delete EKS managed EC2 infrastructure such as Security Groups.
  depends_on = [
    aws_iam_role_policy_attachment.eks-AmazonEKSClusterPolicy,
    aws_iam_role_policy_attachment.eks-AmazonEKSVPCResourceController,
    aws_iam_role_policy_attachment.eks-AmazonEKSServicePolicy
  ]

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
  }
}

resource "aws_iam_role" "eks" {
  name = var.eks_cluster_name

  assume_role_policy = <<EOF
{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
        "Effect": "Allow",
        "Principal": {
            "Service": "eks.amazonaws.com"
        },
        "Action": "sts:AssumeRole"
        }
    ]
}
  EOF
}

data "tls_certificate" "cert" {
  url = aws_eks_cluster.devops.identity[0].oidc[0].issuer
}

resource "aws_iam_openid_connect_provider" "openid" {
  client_id_list  = ["sts.amazonaws.com"]
  thumbprint_list = [data.tls_certificate.cert.certificates[0].sha1_fingerprint]
  url             = aws_eks_cluster.devops.identity[0].oidc[0].issuer
}

resource "aws_iam_role_policy_attachment" "eks-AmazonEKSClusterPolicy" {
  policy_arn = "arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonEKSClusterPolicy"
  role       = aws_iam_role.eks.name
}

resource "aws_iam_role_policy_attachment" "eks-AmazonEKSServicePolicy" {
  policy_arn = "arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonEKSServicePolicy"
  role       = aws_iam_role.eks.name
}

# Enable Security Groups for Pods
resource "aws_iam_role_policy_attachment" "eks-AmazonEKSVPCResourceController" {
  policy_arn = "arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonEKSVPCResourceController"
  role       = aws_iam_role.eks.name
}

resource "aws_security_group" "eks_cluster" {
  name        = "${var.eks_cluster_name}/ControlPlaneSecurityGroup"
  description = "Communication between the control plane and worker nodegroups"
  vpc_id      = aws_vpc.devops.id

  egress {
    from_port   = 0
    to_port     = 0
    protocol    = "-1"
    cidr_blocks = ["0.0.0.0/0"]
  }

  tags = {
    Name        = "${var.eks_cluster_name}/ControlPlaneSecurityGroup"
  }
}

resource "aws_security_group_rule" "cluster_inbound" {
  description              = "Allow unmanaged nodes to communicate with control plane (all ports)"
  from_port                = 0
  protocol                 = "-1"
  security_group_id        = aws_eks_cluster.devops.vpc_config[0].cluster_security_group_id
  source_security_group_id = aws_security_group.eks_nodes.id
  to_port                  = 0
  type                     = "ingress"
}
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Here we create two nodegroups, one private and one public.

plan/eks-nodegroup.tf

resource "aws_eks_node_group" "private" {
  cluster_name    = aws_eks_cluster.devops.name
  node_group_name = "private"
  node_role_arn   = aws_iam_role.node-group.arn
  subnet_ids      = [for s in aws_subnet.private : s.id]

  labels          = {
    "type" = "private"
  }

  instance_types = ["m5.xlarge"]

  scaling_config {
    desired_size = 2
    max_size     = 4
    min_size     = 2
  }

  # Ensure that IAM Role permissions are created before and deleted after EKS Node Group handling.
  # Otherwise, EKS will not be able to properly delete EC2 Instances and Elastic Network Interfaces.
  depends_on = [
    aws_iam_role_policy_attachment.node-group-AmazonEKSWorkerNodePolicy,
    aws_iam_role_policy_attachment.node-group-AmazonEKS_CNI_Policy,
    aws_iam_role_policy_attachment.node-group-AmazonEC2ContainerRegistryReadOnly
  ]

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
  }
}

resource "aws_eks_node_group" "public" {
  cluster_name    = aws_eks_cluster.devops.name
  node_group_name = "public"
  node_role_arn   = aws_iam_role.node-group.arn
  subnet_ids      = [for s in aws_subnet.public : s.id]

  labels          = {
    "type" = "public"
  }

  instance_types = ["t3.medium"]

  scaling_config {
    desired_size = 1
    max_size     = 3
    min_size     = 1
  }

  depends_on = [
    aws_iam_role_policy_attachment.node-group-AmazonEKSWorkerNodePolicy,
    aws_iam_role_policy_attachment.node-group-AmazonEKS_CNI_Policy,
    aws_iam_role_policy_attachment.node-group-AmazonEC2ContainerRegistryReadOnly,
  ]

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
  }
}

resource "aws_iam_role" "node-group" {
  name = "eks-node-group-role-devops"

  assume_role_policy = jsonencode({
    Statement = [{
      Action = "sts:AssumeRole"
      Effect = "Allow"
      Principal = {
        Service = "ec2.amazonaws.com"
      }
    }]
    Version = "2012-10-17"
  })
}

resource "aws_iam_role_policy_attachment" "node-group-AmazonEKSWorkerNodePolicy" {
  policy_arn = "arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonEKSWorkerNodePolicy"
  role       = aws_iam_role.node-group.name
}

resource "aws_iam_role_policy_attachment" "node-group-AmazonEKS_CNI_Policy" {
  policy_arn = "arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonEKS_CNI_Policy"
  role       = aws_iam_role.node-group.name
}

resource "aws_iam_role_policy_attachment" "node-group-AmazonEC2ContainerRegistryReadOnly" {
  policy_arn = "arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonEC2ContainerRegistryReadOnly"
  role       = aws_iam_role.node-group.name
}

resource "aws_iam_role_policy" "node-group-ClusterAutoscalerPolicy" {
  name = "eks-cluster-auto-scaler"
  role = aws_iam_role.node-group.id

  policy = jsonencode({
    Version = "2012-10-17"
    Statement = [
      {
        Action = [
            "autoscaling:DescribeAutoScalingGroups",
            "autoscaling:DescribeAutoScalingInstances",
            "autoscaling:DescribeLaunchConfigurations",
            "autoscaling:DescribeTags",
            "autoscaling:SetDesiredCapacity",
            "autoscaling:TerminateInstanceInAutoScalingGroup"
        ]
        Effect   = "Allow"
        Resource = "*"
      },
    ]
  })
}

resource "aws_iam_role_policy" "node-group-AmazonEKS_EBS_CSI_DriverPolicy" {
  name = "AmazonEKS_EBS_CSI_Driver_Policy"
  role = aws_iam_role.node-group.id

  policy = jsonencode({
    Version = "2012-10-17"
    Statement = [
      {
        Action = [
            "ec2:AttachVolume",
            "ec2:CreateSnapshot",
            "ec2:CreateTags",
            "ec2:CreateVolume",
            "ec2:DeleteSnapshot",
            "ec2:DeleteTags",
            "ec2:DeleteVolume",
            "ec2:DescribeAvailabilityZones",
            "ec2:DescribeInstances",
            "ec2:DescribeSnapshots",
            "ec2:DescribeTags",
            "ec2:DescribeVolumes",
            "ec2:DescribeVolumesModifications",
            "ec2:DetachVolume",
            "ec2:ModifyVolume"
        ]
        Effect   = "Allow"
        Resource = "*"
      }
    ]
  })
}

resource "aws_iam_role" "ebs-csi-controller" {
  name = "AmazonEKS_EBS_CSI_DriverRole"

  assume_role_policy = jsonencode({
        "Version": "2012-10-17",
        "Statement": [
            {
                "Effect": "Allow",
                "Principal": {
                    "Federated": aws_iam_openid_connect_provider.openid.arn
                },
                "Action": "sts:AssumeRoleWithWebIdentity",
                "Condition": {
                    "StringEquals": {
                        "${replace(aws_iam_openid_connect_provider.openid.url, "https://", "")}:sub": "system:serviceaccount:kube-system:ebs-csi-controller-sa"
                    }
                }
            }
        ]
    })
}

resource "aws_security_group" "eks_nodes" {
  name        = "${var.eks_cluster_name}/ClusterSharedNodeSecurityGroup"
  description = "Communication between all nodes in the cluster"
  vpc_id      = aws_vpc.devops.id

  ingress {
    from_port   = 0
    to_port     = 0
    protocol    = "-1"
    self        = true
  }

  ingress {
    from_port       = 0
    to_port         = 0
    protocol        = "-1"
    security_groups = [aws_eks_cluster.devops.vpc_config[0].cluster_security_group_id]
  }

  egress {
    from_port   = 0
    to_port     = 0
    protocol    = "-1"
    cidr_blocks = ["0.0.0.0/0"]
  }

  tags = {
    Name        = "${var.eks_cluster_name}/ClusterSharedNodeSecurityGroup"
    Environment = "core"
  }
}
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Gitlab

Let's start by outsourcing object storages.

External object storage

GitLab relies on object storage for highly-available persistent data in Kubernetes. For production quality deployments, Gitlab recommends using a hosted object storage like Amazon S3. [1]

In the following terraform we outsource:

  • Docker registry images,
  • Long file storage, artifacts, uploads, packages, external pseudonymizer,
  • Backups.

plan/s3.tf


resource "aws_route53_record" "gitlab" {
 zone_id    = data.aws_route53_zone.public.zone_id
 name       = "gitlab.${var.public_dns_name}"
 type       = "CNAME"
 ttl        = "300"
 records    = [data.kubernetes_service.gitlab-webservice.status.0.load_balancer.0.ingress.0.hostname]

 depends_on = [
   helm_release.gitlab,
   data.kubernetes_service.gitlab-webservice
 ]
}

resource "aws_s3_bucket" "gitlab-registry" {
  bucket = "${data.aws_caller_identity.current.account_id}-${var.region}-gitlab-registry"
  acl    = "private"

  server_side_encryption_configuration {
    rule {
      apply_server_side_encryption_by_default {
        sse_algorithm     = "AES256"
      }
    }
  }

  tags = {
    Name        = "Gitlab Registry"
    Environment = "core"
  }
}

resource "aws_s3_bucket" "gitlab-runner-cache" {
  bucket = "${data.aws_caller_identity.current.account_id}-${var.region}-runner-cache"
  acl    = "private"

  server_side_encryption_configuration {
    rule {
      apply_server_side_encryption_by_default {
        sse_algorithm     = "AES256"
      }
    }
  }

  tags = {
    Name        = "Gitlab Runner Cache"
    Environment = "core"
  }
}

resource "aws_s3_bucket" "gitlab-backups" {
  bucket = "${data.aws_caller_identity.current.account_id}-${var.region}-gitlab-backups"
  acl    = "private"

  server_side_encryption_configuration {
    rule {
      apply_server_side_encryption_by_default {
        sse_algorithm     = "AES256"
      }
    }
  }

  tags = {
    Name        = "Gitlab Backups"
    Environment = "core"
  }
}

resource "aws_s3_bucket" "gitlab-pseudo" {
  bucket = "${data.aws_caller_identity.current.account_id}-${var.region}-gitlab-pseudo"
  acl    = "private"

  server_side_encryption_configuration {
    rule {
      apply_server_side_encryption_by_default {
        sse_algorithm     = "AES256"
      }
    }
  }

  tags = {
    Name        = "Gitlab Pseudo"
    Environment = "core"
  }
}

resource "aws_s3_bucket" "git-lfs" {
  bucket = "${data.aws_caller_identity.current.account_id}-${var.region}-git-lfs"
  acl    = "private"

  server_side_encryption_configuration {
    rule {
      apply_server_side_encryption_by_default {
        sse_algorithm     = "AES256"
      }
    }
  }

  tags = {
    Name        = "Git Large File Storage"
    Environment = "core"
  }
}

resource "aws_s3_bucket" "gitlab-artifacts" {
  bucket = "${data.aws_caller_identity.current.account_id}-${var.region}-gitlab-artifacts"
  acl    = "private"

  server_side_encryption_configuration {
    rule {
      apply_server_side_encryption_by_default {
        sse_algorithm     = "AES256"
      }
    }
  }

  tags = {
    Name        = "Gitlab Artifacts"
    Environment = "core"
  }
}

resource "aws_s3_bucket" "gitlab-uploads" {
  bucket = "${data.aws_caller_identity.current.account_id}-${var.region}-gitlab-uploads"
  acl    = "private"

  server_side_encryption_configuration {
    rule {
      apply_server_side_encryption_by_default {
        sse_algorithm     = "AES256"
      }
    }
  }

  tags = {
    Name        = "Gitlab Uploads"
    Environment = "core"
  }
}

resource "aws_s3_bucket" "gitlab-packages" {
  bucket = "${data.aws_caller_identity.current.account_id}-${var.region}-gitlab-packages"
  acl    = "private"

  server_side_encryption_configuration {
    rule {
      apply_server_side_encryption_by_default {
        sse_algorithm     = "AES256"
      }
    }
  }

  tags = {
    Name        = "Gitlab Packages"
    Environment = "core"
  }
}
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We used Server-Side Encryption with Amazon S3-Managed Keys (SSE-S3). You can easily replace this encryption by Server-Side Encryption with Customer Master Keys (CMKs) Stored in AWS Key Management Service (SSE-KMS) [2]

IAM permissions

To authorize Gitlab to access the object storages, we need to create an IAM role.

plan/iam.tf

resource "aws_iam_role" "gitlab-access" {
  name = "gitlab-access"

  assume_role_policy = jsonencode({
        "Version": "2012-10-17",
        "Statement": [
            {
                "Effect": "Allow",
                "Principal": {
                    "Federated": aws_iam_openid_connect_provider.openid.arn
                },
                "Action": "sts:AssumeRoleWithWebIdentity",
                "Condition": {
                    "StringEquals": {
                        "${replace(aws_iam_openid_connect_provider.openid.url, "https://", "")}:sub": "system:serviceaccount:gitlab:aws-access"
                    }
                }
            }
        ]
    })
}

resource "aws_iam_role_policy" "gitlab-access" {
  name = "gitlab-access"
  role = aws_iam_role.gitlab-access.id

  policy = jsonencode({
    Version = "2012-10-17"
    Statement = [
      {
        Action = [
            "s3:ListBucket",
            "s3:GetBucketLocation",
            "s3:ListBucketMultipartUploads"
        ]
        Effect   = "Allow"
        Resource = [
            aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-backups.arn,
            aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-registry.arn,
            aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-runner-cache.arn,
            aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-pseudo.arn,
            aws_s3_bucket.git-lfs.arn,
            aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-artifacts.arn,
            aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-uploads.arn,
            aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-packages.arn
        ]
      },
      {
        Action = [
            "s3:PutObject",
            "s3:GetObject",
            "s3:DeleteObject",
            "s3:ListMultipartUploadParts",
            "s3:AbortMultipartUpload"
        ]
        Effect   = "Allow"
        Resource = [
            "${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-backups.arn}/*",
            "${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-registry.arn}/*",
            "${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-runner-cache.arn}/*",
            "${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-pseudo.arn}/*",
            "${aws_s3_bucket.git-lfs.arn}/*",
            "${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-artifacts.arn}/*",
            "${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-uploads.arn}/*",
            "${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-packages.arn}/*"
        ]
      }
    ]
  })
}
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External PostgreSQL database

PostgreSQL persists the GitLab database data. We create the RDS instance with two read replicas to load balance the traffic. We restrict incoming network traffic only from private subnets.

plan/rds.tf

resource "random_string" "db_suffix" {
  length = 4
  special = false
  upper = false
}

resource "random_password" "db_password" {
  length = 12
  special = true
  upper = true
}

resource "aws_db_instance" "gitlab-primary" {

  # Engine options
  engine                              = "postgres"
  engine_version                      = "12.5"

  # Settings
  name                                = "gitlabhq_production"
  identifier                          = "gitlab-primary"

  # Credentials Settings
  username                            = "gitlab"
  password                            = "p${random_password.db_password.result}"

  # DB instance size
  instance_class                      = "db.m5.xlarge"

  # Storage
  storage_type                        = "gp2"
  allocated_storage                   = 100
  max_allocated_storage               = 2000

  # Availability & durability
  multi_az                            = true

  # Connectivity
  db_subnet_group_name                = aws_db_subnet_group.sg.id

  publicly_accessible                 = false
  vpc_security_group_ids              = [aws_security_group.sg.id]
  port                                = var.rds_port

  # Database authentication
  iam_database_authentication_enabled = false 

  # Additional configuration
  parameter_group_name                = "default.postgres12"

  # Backup
  backup_retention_period             = 14
  backup_window                       = "03:00-04:00"
  final_snapshot_identifier           = "gitlab-postgresql-final-snapshot-${random_string.db_suffix.result}" 
  delete_automated_backups            = true
  skip_final_snapshot                 = false

  # Encryption
  storage_encrypted                   = true

  # Maintenance
  auto_minor_version_upgrade          = true
  maintenance_window                  = "Sat:00:00-Sat:02:00"

  # Deletion protection
  deletion_protection                 = false

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
  }
}

resource "aws_db_instance" "gitlab-replica" {
  count = 2

  # Engine options
  engine                              = "postgres"
  engine_version                      = "12.5"

  # Settings
  name                                = "gitlabhq_production"
  identifier                          = "gitlab-replica-${count.index}"

  replicate_source_db                 = "gitlab-primary"  
  skip_final_snapshot                 = true
  final_snapshot_identifier           = null

  # DB instance size
  instance_class                      = "db.m5.xlarge"

  # Storage
  storage_type                        = "gp2"
  allocated_storage                   = 100
  max_allocated_storage               = 2000

  publicly_accessible                 = false
  vpc_security_group_ids              = [aws_security_group.sg.id]
  port                                = var.rds_port

  # Database authentication
  iam_database_authentication_enabled = false 

  # Additional configuration
  parameter_group_name                = "default.postgres12"

  # Encryption
  storage_encrypted                   = true

  # Deletion protection
  deletion_protection                 = false

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
  }

  depends_on = [
    aws_db_instance.gitlab-primary
  ]
}

resource "aws_db_subnet_group" "sg" {
  name       = "gitlab"
  subnet_ids = [for s in aws_subnet.private : s.id]

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
    Name        = "gitlab"
  }
}

resource "aws_security_group" "sg" {
  name        = "gitlab"
  description = "Allow inbound/outbound traffic"
  vpc_id      = aws_vpc.devops.id

  ingress {
    from_port       = var.rds_port
    to_port         = var.rds_port
    protocol        = "tcp"
    cidr_blocks = [for s in aws_subnet.private : s.cidr_block]
  }

  egress {
    from_port       = 0
    to_port         = 65535
    protocol        = "tcp"
    cidr_blocks = [for s in aws_subnet.private : s.cidr_block]
  }

  tags = {
    Environment = "core"
    Name        = "gitlab"
  }
}
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Also here, you can encrypt the RDS instance with Amazon KMS [3]

External Redis

Redis persists GitLab job data. We use Amazon Elasticache to create the redis cluster. Only EKS worker nodegroups are authorized to access the redis nodes.

plan/elasticache.tf

resource "aws_elasticache_cluster" "gitlab" {
  cluster_id           = "cluster-gitlab"
  engine               = "redis"
  node_type            = "cache.m4.xlarge"
  num_cache_nodes      = 1
  parameter_group_name = "default.redis3.2"
  engine_version       = "3.2.10"
  port                 = 6379
  subnet_group_name    = aws_elasticache_subnet_group.gitlab.name
  security_group_ids   = [aws_security_group.redis.id]
}

resource "aws_elasticache_subnet_group" "gitlab" {
  name       = "gitlab-cache-subnet"
  subnet_ids = [for s in aws_subnet.private : s.id]
}

resource "aws_security_group" "redis" {
  name        = "ElasticacheRedisSecurityGroup"
  description = "Communication between the redis and eks worker nodegroups"
  vpc_id      = aws_vpc.devops.id

  egress {
    from_port   = 0
    to_port     = 0
    protocol    = "-1"
    cidr_blocks = ["0.0.0.0/0"]
  }

  tags = {
    Name        = "ElasticacheRedisSecurityGroup"
  }
}

resource "aws_security_group_rule" "redis_inbound" {
  description              = "Allow eks nodes to communicate with Redis"
  from_port                = 6379
  protocol                 = "tcp"
  security_group_id        = aws_security_group.redis.id
  source_security_group_id = aws_eks_cluster.devops.vpc_config[0].cluster_security_group_id
  to_port                  = 6379
  type                     = "ingress"
}
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External persistent volume

Gitaly persists the Git repositories and requires persistent storage, configured through persistent volumes that specify which disks the cluster has access to.

Gitlab currently recommends using manual provisioning of persistent volumes. Amazon EKS clusters default to spanning multiple zones. Dynamic provisioning, if not configured to use a storage class locked to a particular zone leads to a scenario where pods may exist in a different zone from storage volumes and be unable to access data. [5]

plan/ebs.tf

resource "aws_ebs_volume" "gitaly" {
  availability_zone = var.az[0]
  size              = 200
  type              = "gp2"

  tags = {
    Name = "gitaly"
  }
}
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Also here, you can encrypt the EBS resource with Amazon KMS [4]

We have completed creating the necessary AWS resources for Gitlab. We are now starting to create the Kubernetes resources.

Kubernetes resources

In this section we create:

  • gitlab namespace,
  • aws-access service account needed to access the S3 object storages,
  • gitlab-postgres secret to store the db password,
  • s3-storage-credentials and s3-registry-storage-credentials secrets to access the S3 object storages,
  • shell-secret for gitlab shell,
  • The storage class, persistent volume and the persistent volume claim used by gitaly.

plan/k8s.tf

esource "kubernetes_namespace" "gitlab" {
  metadata {
    name = "gitlab"
  }
}

resource "kubernetes_service_account" "gitlab" {
  metadata {
    name      = "aws-access"
    namespace = "gitlab"

    labels = {
      "app.kubernetes.io/name" = "aws-access"
    }
    annotations = {
      "eks.amazonaws.com/role-arn" = aws_iam_role.gitlab-access.arn
    }
  }
}

resource "kubernetes_secret" "gitlab-postgres" {
  metadata {
    name       = "gitlab-postgres"
    namespace  = "gitlab"
  }

  data = {
   psql-password = "p${random_password.db_password.result}"
  }
}

resource "kubernetes_secret" "s3-storage-credentials" {
  metadata {
    name       = "s3-storage-credentials"
    namespace  = "gitlab"
  }

  data = {
    connection = data.template_file.rails-s3-yaml.rendered
  }
}

data "template_file" "rails-s3-yaml" {
  template = <<EOF
provider: AWS
region: ${var.region}

EOF
}

resource "kubernetes_secret" "s3-registry-storage-credentials" {
  metadata {
    name       = "s3-registry-storage-credentials"
    namespace  = "gitlab"
  }

  data = {
    config = data.template_file.registry-s3-yaml.rendered
  }
}

data "template_file" "registry-s3-yaml" {
  template = <<EOF
s3:
    bucket: ${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-registry.id}
    region: ${var.region}
    v4auth: true
EOF
}

resource "random_password" "shell-secret" {
  length = 12
  special = true
  upper = true
}

resource "kubernetes_secret" "shell-secret" {
  metadata {
    name       = "shell-secret"
    namespace  = "gitlab"
  }

  data = {
    password = random_password.shell-secret.result
  }
}

resource "kubernetes_persistent_volume" "gitaly" {
  metadata {
    name      = "gitaly-pv"
  }
  spec {
    capacity = {
      storage = "200Gi"
    }
    access_modes = ["ReadWriteOnce"]
    storage_class_name = "ebs-gp2"
    persistent_volume_source {
        aws_elastic_block_store {
            fs_type   = "ext4"
            volume_id = aws_ebs_volume.gitaly.id
        }
    }
  }
}

resource "kubernetes_persistent_volume_claim" "gitaly" {
  metadata {
    name      = "repo-data-gitlab-gitaly-0"
    namespace = "gitlab"
  }
  spec {
    access_modes = ["ReadWriteOnce"]
    storage_class_name = "ebs-gp2"
    resources {
      requests = {
        storage = "200Gi"
      }
    }
    volume_name = kubernetes_persistent_volume.gitaly.metadata.0.name
  }
}

resource "kubernetes_storage_class" "gitaly" {
  metadata {
    name = "ebs-gp2"
  }
  storage_provisioner = "kubernetes.io/aws-ebs"
  reclaim_policy      = "Retain"

  parameters = {
    type = "gp2"
  }

  allowed_topologies {
    match_label_expressions {
      key = "failure-domain.beta.kubernetes.io/zone"
      values = var.az
    }
  }
}
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Helm

We finish by configuring the helm chart.

plan/gitlab.tf

data "template_file" "gitlab-values" {
  template = <<EOF

# Values for gitlab/gitlab chart on EKS
global:
  serviceAccount:
    enabled: true
    create: false
    name: aws-access
  platform:
    eksRoleArn: ${aws_iam_role.gitlab-access.arn}

  nodeSelector:
    eks.amazonaws.com/nodegroup: private

  shell:
    authToken:
      secret: ${kubernetes_secret.shell-secret.metadata.0.name}
      key: password

  edition: ce

  hosts:
    domain: ${var.public_dns_name}
    https: true
    gitlab:
      name: gitlab.${var.public_dns_name}
      https: true
    ssh: ~

  ## doc/charts/globals.md#configure-ingress-settings
  ingress:
    tls:
      enabled: false

  ## doc/charts/globals.md#configure-postgresql-settings
  psql:
    password:
       secret: ${kubernetes_secret.gitlab-postgres.metadata.0.name}
       key: psql-password
    host: ${aws_db_instance.gitlab-primary.address}
    port: ${var.rds_port}
    username: gitlab
    database: gitlabhq_production
    load_balancing:
      hosts:
      - ${aws_db_instance.gitlab-replica[0].address}
      - ${aws_db_instance.gitlab-replica[1].address}

  redis:
    password:
      enabled: false
    host: ${aws_elasticache_cluster.gitlab.cache_nodes[0].address}

  ## doc/charts/globals.md#configure-minio-settings
  minio:
    enabled: false

  ## doc/charts/globals.md#configure-appconfig-settings
  ## Rails based portions of this chart share many settings
  appConfig:
    ## doc/charts/globals.md#general-application-settings
    enableUsagePing: false

    ## doc/charts/globals.md#lfs-artifacts-uploads-packages
    backups:
      bucket: ${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-backups.id}
    lfs:
      bucket: ${aws_s3_bucket.git-lfs.id}
      connection:
        secret: ${kubernetes_secret.s3-storage-credentials.metadata.0.name}
        key: connection
    artifacts:
      bucket: ${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-artifacts.id}
      connection:
        secret: ${kubernetes_secret.s3-storage-credentials.metadata.0.name}
        key: connection
    uploads:
      bucket: ${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-uploads.id}
      connection:
        secret: ${kubernetes_secret.s3-storage-credentials.metadata.0.name}
        key: connection
    packages:
      bucket: ${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-packages.id}
      connection:
        secret: ${kubernetes_secret.s3-storage-credentials.metadata.0.name}
        key: connection
    ## doc/charts/globals.md#pseudonymizer-settings
    pseudonymizer:
      bucket: ${aws_s3_bucket.gitlab-pseudo.id}
      connection:
        secret: ${kubernetes_secret.s3-storage-credentials.metadata.0.name}
        key: connection
nginx-ingress:
  controller:
    config:
        use-forwarded-headers: "true" 
    service:
        annotations:
            service.beta.kubernetes.io/aws-load-balancer-backend-protocol: http
            service.beta.kubernetes.io/aws-load-balancer-connection-idle-timeout: "3600"
            service.beta.kubernetes.io/aws-load-balancer-ssl-cert: ${var.acm_gitlab_arn}
            service.beta.kubernetes.io/aws-load-balancer-ssl-ports: https
        targetPorts:
            https: http # the ELB will send HTTP to 443

certmanager-issuer:
  email: ${var.certmanager_issuer_email}

prometheus:
  install: false

redis:
  install: false

# https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/ci/runners/#configuring-runners-in-gitlab
gitlab-runner:
  install: false

gitlab:
  gitaly:
    persistence:
      volumeName: ${kubernetes_persistent_volume_claim.gitaly.metadata.0.name}
    nodeSelector:
      topology.kubernetes.io/zone: ${var.az[0]}
  task-runner:
    backups:
      objectStorage:
        backend: s3
        config:
          secret: ${kubernetes_secret.s3-storage-credentials.metadata.0.name}
          key: connection
    annotations:
      eks.amazonaws.com/role-arn: ${aws_iam_role.gitlab-access.arn}
  webservice:
    annotations:
      eks.amazonaws.com/role-arn: ${aws_iam_role.gitlab-access.arn}
  sidekiq:
    annotations:
      eks.amazonaws.com/role-arn: ${aws_iam_role.gitlab-access.arn}
  migrations:
    # Migrations pod must point directly to PostgreSQL primary
    psql:
      password:
        secret: ${kubernetes_secret.gitlab-postgres.metadata.0.name}
        key: psql-password
      host: ${aws_db_instance.gitlab-primary.address}
      port: ${var.rds_port}

postgresql:
  install: false

gitlab-runner:
  install: true
  rbac:
    create: true
  runners:
    locked: false

registry:
  enabled: true
  annotations:
    eks.amazonaws.com/role-arn: aws_iam_role.gitlab-access.arn
  storage:
    secret: ${kubernetes_secret.s3-registry-storage-credentials.metadata.0.name}
    key: config

EOF
}

resource "helm_release" "gitlab" {
  name       = "gitlab"
  namespace  = "gitlab"
  timeout    = 600

  chart      = "gitlab/gitlab"
  version    = "4.11.3" 

  values     = [data.template_file.gitlab-values.rendered]

  depends_on = [
      aws_eks_node_group.private,
      aws_eks_node_group.public,
      aws_db_instance.gitlab-primary,
      aws_db_instance.gitlab-replica,
      aws_elasticache_cluster.gitlab,
      aws_iam_role_policy.gitlab-access,
      kubernetes_namespace.gitlab,
      kubernetes_secret.gitlab-postgres,
      kubernetes_secret.s3-storage-credentials,
      kubernetes_secret.s3-registry-storage-credentials,
      kubernetes_persistent_volume_claim.gitaly
  ]
}

data "kubernetes_service" "gitlab-webservice" {
  metadata {
    name      = "gitlab-nginx-ingress-controller"
    namespace = "gitlab"
  }

  depends_on = [
    helm_release.gitlab
  ]
}

resource "aws_route53_record" "gitlab" {
 zone_id    = data.aws_route53_zone.public.zone_id
 name       = "gitlab.${var.public_dns_name}"
 type       = "CNAME"
 ttl        = "300"
 records    = [data.kubernetes_service.gitlab-webservice.status.0.load_balancer.0.ingress.0.hostname]

 depends_on = [
   helm_release.gitlab,
   data.kubernetes_service.gitlab-webservice
 ]
}
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Deployment

We've finished creating our terraform files, let's get ready for deployment!

plan/main.tf

data "aws_caller_identity" "current" {}

data "aws_route53_zone" "public" {
  name = "${var.public_dns_name}."
}
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plan/output.tf

output "eks-endpoint" {
    value = aws_eks_cluster.devops.endpoint
}

output "kubeconfig-certificate-authority-data" {
    value = aws_eks_cluster.devops.certificate_authority[0].data
}

output "eks_issuer_url" {
    value = aws_iam_openid_connect_provider.openid.url
}

output "nat1_ip" {
    value = aws_eip.nat["public-devops-1"].public_ip
}

output "nat2_ip" {
    value = aws_eip.nat["public-devops-2"].public_ip
}
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plan/variables.tf

variable "region" {
  type = string
}

variable "az" {
  type    = list(string)
  default = ["eu-west-1a", "eu-west-1b"]
}

variable "certmanager_issuer_email" {
  type = string  
}

variable "vpc_cidr_block" {
  type = string
}

variable "eks_cluster_name" {
  type = string
  default = "devops"
}

variable "rds_port" {
  type    = number
  default = 5432
}

variable "acm_gitlab_arn" {
  type = string
}

variable "private_network_config" {
  type = map(object({
      cidr_block               = string
      associated_public_subnet = string
  }))

  default = {
    "private-devops-1" = {
        cidr_block               = "10.0.0.0/23"
        associated_public_subnet = "public-devops-1"
    },
    "private-devops-2" = {
        cidr_block               = "10.0.2.0/23"
        associated_public_subnet = "public-devops-2"
    }
  }
}

locals {
    private_nested_config = flatten([
        for name, config in var.private_network_config : [
            {
                name                     = name
                cidr_block               = config.cidr_block
                associated_public_subnet = config.associated_public_subnet
            }
        ]
    ])
}

variable "public_network_config" {
  type = map(object({
      cidr_block              = string
  }))

  default = {
    "public-devops-1" = {
        cidr_block = "10.0.8.0/23"
    },
    "public-devops-2" = {
        cidr_block = "10.0.10.0/23"
    }
  }
}

locals {
    public_nested_config = flatten([
        for name, config in var.public_network_config : [
            {
                name                    = name
                cidr_block              = config.cidr_block
            }
        ]
    ])
}

variable "public_dns_name" {
  type    = string
}

variable "authorized_source_ranges" {
  type        = string
  description = "Addresses or CIDR blocks which are allowed to connect to the Gitlab IP address. The default behavior is to allow anyone (0.0.0.0/0) access. You should restrict access to external IPs that need to access the Gitlab cluster."
  default     = "0.0.0.0/0"
}
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plan/backend.tf

terraform {
  backend "s3" {
  }
}
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plan/versions.tf

terraform {
  required_version = ">= 0.13"
}
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plan/provider.tf

provider "aws" {
  region = var.region
}

provider "kubernetes" {
  host                   = aws_eks_cluster.devops.endpoint

  cluster_ca_certificate = base64decode(
    aws_eks_cluster.devops.certificate_authority[0].data
  )

  exec {
    api_version = "client.authentication.k8s.io/v1alpha1"
    args        = ["eks", "get-token", "--cluster-name", var.eks_cluster_name]
    command     = "aws"
  }
}

provider "helm" {
  kubernetes {
    host                   = aws_eks_cluster.devops.endpoint

    cluster_ca_certificate = base64decode(
        aws_eks_cluster.devops.certificate_authority[0].data
    )

    exec {
        api_version = "client.authentication.k8s.io/v1alpha1"
        args        = ["eks", "get-token", "--cluster-name", var.eks_cluster_name]
        command     = "aws"
    }
  }
}
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plan/terraform.tfvars

az                       = ["<AWS_REGION>a", "<AWS_REGION>b", "<AWS_REGION>c"]
region                   = "<AWS_REGION>"
acm_gitlab_arn           = "<ACM_GITLAB_ARN>"
vpc_cidr_block           = "10.0.0.0/16"
public_dns_name          = "<PUBLIC_DNS_NAME>"
authorized_source_ranges = "<LOCAL_IP_RANGES>"
certmanager_issuer_email = "<CERTMANAGER_ISSUER_EMAIL>"
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Initialize AWS devops infrastructure. The states will be saved in AWS.

export AWS_PROFILE=<MY_PROFILE>
export AWS_ACCOUNT_ID=$(aws sts get-caller-identity --query Account --output text)
export AWS_REGION=eu-west-1
export EKS_CLUSTER_NAME="devops"
export R53_HOSTED_ZONE_ID=<R53_HOSTED_ZONE_ID>
export ACM_GITLAB_ARN=<ACM_GITLAB_ARN>
export CERTMANAGER_ISSUER_EMAIL=<CERTMANAGER_ISSUER_EMAIL>
export PUBLIC_DNS_NAME=<PUBLIC_DNS_NAME>
export TERRAFORM_BUCKET_NAME=bucket-${AWS_ACCOUNT_ID}-${AWS_REGION}-terraform-backend

# Create bucket
aws s3api create-bucket \
     --bucket $TERRAFORM_BUCKET_NAME \
     --region $AWS_REGION \
     --create-bucket-configuration LocationConstraint=$AWS_REGION

# Make it not public     
aws s3api put-public-access-block \
    --bucket $TERRAFORM_BUCKET_NAME \
    --public-access-block-configuration "BlockPublicAcls=true,IgnorePublicAcls=true,BlockPublicPolicy=true,RestrictPublicBuckets=true"

# Enable versioning
aws s3api put-bucket-versioning \
    --bucket $TERRAFORM_BUCKET_NAME \
    --versioning-configuration Status=Enabled

cd plan
terraform init \
    -backend-config="bucket=$TERRAFORM_BUCKET_NAME" \
    -backend-config="key=devops/gitlab/terraform-state" \
    -backend-config="region=$AWS_REGION"
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Complete plan/terraform.tfvars and run

sed -i "s/<LOCAL_IP_RANGES>/$(curl -s http://checkip.amazonaws.com/)\/32/g; s/<PUBLIC_DNS_NAME>/${PUBLIC_DNS_NAME}/g; s/<AWS_ACCOUNT_ID>/${AWS_ACCOUNT_ID}/g; s/<AWS_REGION>/${AWS_REGION}/g; s/<EKS_CLUSTER_NAME>/${EKS_CLUSTER_NAME}/g; s,<ACM_GITLAB_ARN>,${ACM_GITLAB_ARN},g; s/<CERTMANAGER_ISSUER_EMAIL>/${CERTMANAGER_ISSUER_EMAIL}/g;" terraform.tfvars

terraform apply
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Access the EKS Cluster using

aws eks --region $AWS_REGION update-kubeconfig --name $EKS_CLUSTER_NAME
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To deploy the Amazon EBS CSI driver, run one of the following commands based on your AWS Region:

kubectl apply -k "github.com/kubernetes-sigs/aws-ebs-csi-driver/deploy/kubernetes/overlays/stable/?ref=master"
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Annotate the ebs-csi-controller-sa Kubernetes service account with the ARN of the IAM role that you created in terraform:

kubectl annotate serviceaccount ebs-csi-controller-sa \
  -n kube-system \
  eks.amazonaws.com/role-arn=arn:aws:iam::$AWS_ACCOUNT_ID:role/AmazonEKS_EBS_CSI_DriverRole
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Delete the driver pods:

kubectl delete pods \
  -n kube-system \
  -l=app=ebs-csi-controller
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Note: The driver pods are automatically redeployed with the IAM permissions from the IAM policy assigned to the role. For more information, see Amazon EBS CSI driver.

Check if all resources have been created properly:

$ kubectl config set-context --current --namespace=gitlab
$ kubectl get all

NAME                                                        READY   STATUS      RESTARTS   AGE
pod/gitlab-cainjector-67dbdcc896-trv82                      1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-cert-manager-69bd6d746f-gllsw                    1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-gitaly-0                                         1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-gitlab-exporter-7f84659548-pdgg7                 1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-gitlab-runner-78f9779cc5-ln8jv                   1/1     Running     3          12m
pod/gitlab-gitlab-shell-79587877cf-k9cms                    1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-gitlab-shell-79587877cf-sp7qd                    1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-issuer-1-kmmlf                                   0/1     Completed   0          12m
pod/gitlab-migrations-1-kzwbw                               0/1     Completed   0          12m
pod/gitlab-nginx-ingress-controller-d6cfd66cb-pwqw9         1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-nginx-ingress-controller-d6cfd66cb-q2vqs         1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-nginx-ingress-default-backend-658cc89589-tbn4f   1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-registry-86d9c8f9cd-m6f9b                        1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-registry-86d9c8f9cd-t99dn                        1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-sidekiq-all-in-1-v1-5c5dcd6dbb-k9mpr             1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-task-runner-5dff588987-z59k8                     1/1     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-webservice-default-79dc48bcd4-8zc7t              2/2     Running     0          12m
pod/gitlab-webservice-default-79dc48bcd4-lq2j9              2/2     Running     0          12m

NAME                                              TYPE           CLUSTER-IP       EXTERNAL-IP                                                               PORT(S)                                   AGE
service/gitlab-cert-manager                       ClusterIP      172.20.21.34     <none>                                                                    9402/TCP                                  12m
service/gitlab-gitaly                             ClusterIP      None             <none>                                                                    8075/TCP,9236/TCP                         12m
service/gitlab-gitlab-exporter                    ClusterIP      172.20.183.92    <none>                                                                    9168/TCP                                  12m
service/gitlab-gitlab-shell                       ClusterIP      172.20.207.85    <none>                                                                    22/TCP                                    12m
service/gitlab-nginx-ingress-controller           LoadBalancer   172.20.113.153   ae030366025b247398e8230174fbc4d3-1830148250.eu-west-1.elb.amazonaws.com   80:30698/TCP,443:31788/TCP,22:32155/TCP   12m
service/gitlab-nginx-ingress-controller-metrics   ClusterIP      172.20.82.7      <none>                                                                    9913/TCP                                  12m
service/gitlab-nginx-ingress-default-backend      ClusterIP      172.20.166.82    <none>                                                                    80/TCP                                    12m
service/gitlab-registry                           ClusterIP      172.20.47.110    <none>                                                                    5000/TCP                                  12m
service/gitlab-webservice-default                 ClusterIP      172.20.70.7      <none>                                                                    8080/TCP,8181/TCP                         12m

NAME                                                   READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE
deployment.apps/gitlab-cainjector                      1/1     1            1           13m
deployment.apps/gitlab-cert-manager                    1/1     1            1           13m
deployment.apps/gitlab-gitlab-exporter                 1/1     1            1           13m
deployment.apps/gitlab-gitlab-runner                   1/1     1            1           13m
deployment.apps/gitlab-gitlab-shell                    2/2     2            2           13m
deployment.apps/gitlab-nginx-ingress-controller        2/2     2            2           13m
deployment.apps/gitlab-nginx-ingress-default-backend   1/1     1            1           13m
deployment.apps/gitlab-registry                        2/2     2            2           13m
deployment.apps/gitlab-sidekiq-all-in-1-v1             1/1     1            1           13m
deployment.apps/gitlab-task-runner                     1/1     1            1           13m
deployment.apps/gitlab-webservice-default              2/2     2            2           13m

NAME                                                              DESIRED   CURRENT   READY   AGE
replicaset.apps/gitlab-cainjector-67dbdcc896                      1         1         1       13m
replicaset.apps/gitlab-cert-manager-69bd6d746f                    1         1         1       13m
replicaset.apps/gitlab-gitlab-exporter-7f84659548                 1         1         1       13m
replicaset.apps/gitlab-gitlab-runner-78f9779cc5                   1         1         1       13m
replicaset.apps/gitlab-gitlab-shell-79587877cf                    2         2         2       13m
replicaset.apps/gitlab-nginx-ingress-controller-d6cfd66cb         2         2         2       13m
replicaset.apps/gitlab-nginx-ingress-default-backend-658cc89589   1         1         1       13m
replicaset.apps/gitlab-registry-86d9c8f9cd                        2         2         2       13m
replicaset.apps/gitlab-sidekiq-all-in-1-v1-5c5dcd6dbb             1         1         1       13m
replicaset.apps/gitlab-task-runner-5dff588987                     1         1         1       13m
replicaset.apps/gitlab-webservice-default-79dc48bcd4              2         2         2       13m

NAME                             READY   AGE
statefulset.apps/gitlab-gitaly   1/1     13m

NAME                                                             REFERENCE                               TARGETS          MINPODS   MAXPODS   REPLICAS   AGE
horizontalpodautoscaler.autoscaling/gitlab-gitlab-shell          Deployment/gitlab-gitlab-shell          <unknown>/100m   2         10        2          13m
horizontalpodautoscaler.autoscaling/gitlab-registry              Deployment/gitlab-registry              <unknown>/75%    2         10        2          13m
horizontalpodautoscaler.autoscaling/gitlab-sidekiq-all-in-1-v1   Deployment/gitlab-sidekiq-all-in-1-v1   <unknown>/350m   1         10        1          13m
horizontalpodautoscaler.autoscaling/gitlab-webservice-default    Deployment/gitlab-webservice-default    <unknown>/1      2         10        2          13m

NAME                            COMPLETIONS   DURATION   AGE
job.batch/gitlab-issuer-1       1/1           10s        13m
job.batch/gitlab-migrations-1   1/1           3m1s       13m
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Connect to the Gitlab Web application with the root user and the initial root password:

$ kubectl get secret gitlab-gitlab-initial-root-password \
     -o go-template='{{.data.password}}' | base64 -d && echo
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That's it!

The source code is available on Gitlab.

Conclusion

We discovered in this article how to configure and deploy a production ready Gitlab on Amazon EKS.

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for reading!

Documentation

[1] https://docs.gitlab.com/charts/advanced/external-object-storage/#docker-registry-images
[2] https://docs.gitlab.com/charts/advanced/external-object-storage/#s3-encryption
[3]
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/kms/latest/developerguide/services-rds.html
[4] https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/EBSEncryption.html
[5] https://docs.gitlab.com/charts/installation/cloud/eks.html#persistent-volume-management

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