Chart version: 0.1.5
Api version: v1
App version: 1.0.0
App Mesh Gateway Helm chart for Kubernetes
Chart Type
Set me up:
helm repo add center
Install Chart:
helm install appmesh-gateway center/aws/appmesh-gateway
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App Mesh Gateway

App Mesh Gateway Helm chart for Kubernetes.


  • App Mesh CRDs
  • App Mesh Manager >= 1.0.0

Note App Mesh Gateway is a release candidate and can be used by enabling App Mesh preview features (available only in us-west-2 region).

To enable the preview features:

  • When configuring IAM policies, use appmesh-preview as the service name instead of appmesh
  • Install the App Mesh CRDs with: sh kubectl apply -k * Install the App Mesh Controller chart from the preview branch * When configuring pods, add the following annotation so Envoy sidecars point to the preview as well: yaml annotations: enabled

Installing the Chart

Add the EKS repository to Helm:

helm repo add eks

Create a namespace with injection enabled:

kubectl create ns appmesh-ingress
kubectl label namespace appmesh-ingress

Deploy the App Mesh Gateway in the appmesh-ingress namespace:

helm upgrade -i appmesh-gateway eks/appmesh-gateway \
--namespace appmesh-ingress

Find the NLB address:

kubectl get svc appmesh-gateway -n appmesh-ingress

The configuration section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation.

Configure auto-scaling

Install the Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (HPA) metrics server:

helm upgrade -i metrics-server stable/metrics-server \
--namespace kube-system \
--set args[0]=--kubelet-preferred-address-types=InternalIP

Configure CPU requests for the gateway pods and enable HPA by setting an average CPU utilization per pod:

helm upgrade -i appmesh-gateway eks/appmesh-gateway \
--namespace appmesh-ingress \
--set hpa.enabled=true \
--set hap.minReplicas=2 \
--set hap.maxReplicas=5 \
--set hap.averageUtilization=90 \
--set resources.requests.cpu=1000m

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the appmesh-gateway deployment:

$ helm delete appmesh-gateway -n appmesh-ingress

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.


The following tables lists the configurable parameters of the chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
image.repository image repository
image.tag image tag <VERSION>
image.pullPolicy image pull policy IfNotPresent
skipImageOverride when enabled the App Mesh injector will not override the Envoy image false
service.type service type LoadBalancer
service.port service port 80
service.annotations service annotations NLB load balancer type
service.externalTrafficPolicy when set to Local it preserves the client source IP Cluster
appmesh.gateway create a VirtualGateway object true
appmesh.preview enable App Mesh Preview (us-west-2 only) false
resources.requests/cpu pod CPU request 100m
resources.requests/memory pod memory request 64Mi
hpa.enabled enabled CPU based auto-scaling false
hpa.minReplicas minimum number of replicas 2
hpa.maxReplicas maximum number of replicas 5
hpa.averageUtilization CPU average utilization percentage 90
hpa.enabled enabled CPU based auto-scaling false
podAntiAffinity soft pod anti-affinity, one replica per node true
podAnnotations annotations to add to each pod {}
nodeSelector node labels for pod assignment {}
tolerations list of node taints to tolerate []
rbac.pspEnabled If true, create and use a restricted pod security policy false
serviceAccount.create If true, create a new service account true Service account to be used None