Traefik Ingress Controller
Kubernetes Ingress resources expose HTTP and HTTPS routes from outside the cluster to services within the cluster. In Kommander, the Traefik Ingress controller is installed by default and provides access to the DKP UI.
An Ingress performs the following:
Gives Services externally-reachable URLs
Load balances traffic
Terminates SSL/TLS sessions
Offers name-based virtual hosting
An Ingress controller fulfills the Ingress with a load balancer.
A cluster can have multiple Ingress controllers. D2iQ recommends adding your own Ingress controllers for your applications. The Traefik Ingress controller that Kommander installs for access to the DKP UI can be replaced later if a different solution is a better fit. Using your own Ingress controller in parallel for your own business requirements ensures that you are not limited by any future changes in Kommander.
Traefik is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer that deploys microservices with ease. Kommander currently installs Traefik v2.4 by default on every cluster. Traefik creates a service of type
LoadBalancer. In the cloud, the cloud provider creates the appropriate load balancer. In an on-premises deployment, by default, it uses MetalLB.
Traefik listens to the Kubernetes API and automatically generates and updates the routes without any further configuration or intervention so that the Services selected by the Ingress resources are connected to the outside world. Further, Traefik supports a rich set of functionality such as Name-based routing, Path-based routing, Traffic splitting, etc.
Major features highlighted in the Traefik documentation:
Continuously updates its configuration (No restarts!)
Supports multiple load balancing algorithms
Provides HTTPS to your microservices
Circuit breakers, retry
A clean web UI
Websocket, HTTP/2, GRPC ready
Provides metrics (Rest, Prometheus, Datadog, StatsD, InfluxDB)
Keeps access logs (JSON, CLF)
Exposes a Rest API
Packaged as a single binary file (made with go) and available as a docker image
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