This article presents a thorough guide on overprovisioning the EKS cluster, complete with a step-by-step approach for deployment, setup, and testing. It delves into creating and setting up PriorityClass, ConfigMap, and RBAC; deploying pause pods and an autoscaler; and implementing a testing strategy.
The article discusses overprovisioning in Kubernetes clusters, exploring its need and calculation methods. Overprovisioning, facilitated by pause pods, prepares a cluster for future demands and avoids bottlenecks and delays. The article also explains how scale-in works with pause pods and how to configure pause pod deployment.