NGINX-ingress-controller 1.6.4

NGINX-ingress-controller 1.6.4


The nginx-ingress-controller 1.6.4 is a powerful open-source tool that manages external access to Kubernetes services within a cluster. It provides load balancing, SSL termination, and routing for HTTP and TCP traffic. This controller is built on top of NGINX, a popular high-performance web server, and load balancer. With its ability to manage traffic, monitor system performance, and control access, the nginx-ingress-controller is an essential tool for any Kubernetes deployment.

  • Supports SSL/TLS termination, load balancing, and path-based routing for HTTP/HTTPS traffic.
  • Configurable to use any number of Nginx worker processes to handle incoming requests.
  • Provides a wide range of annotations for customizing the behavior of the Nginx server.
  • Supports session persistence, connection limiting, and request throttling.
  • Provides metrics and logging for monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Supports custom templates for generating the Nginx configuration file.

  • In a microservices architecture, the Nginx Ingress Controller can be used to route incoming traffic to the appropriate service based on the URL path or domain name. This allows for flexible routing of traffic and enables the use of multiple services behind a single IP address.
  • In a multi-tenant Kubernetes cluster, the Nginx Ingress Controller can be used to provide isolation between tenants by enforcing routing rules that prevent traffic from one tenant from accessing the resources of another tenant.

  1. Install the Nginx Ingress Controller in the Kubernetes cluster using a Helm chart or a deployment manifest.
  2. Create an Ingress resource that defines the routing rules for incoming traffic.
  3. Apply annotations to the Ingress resource to customize the behavior of the Nginx server.
  4. Update the Ingress resource as needed to modify the routing rules.
  5. Monitor the Nginx Ingress Controller using metrics and logs to ensure proper functioning.

  • Written in Go and uses the Kubernetes client-go library to interact with the Kubernetes API server.
  • Runs as a deployment in the Kubernetes cluster and uses a ConfigMap to store the Nginx configuration file.
  • Supports various types of backends, including Kubernetes services, external services, and TCP/UDP services.
  • Uses the Kubernetes Ingress API to define the routing rules for incoming traffic.
  • Supports dynamic reloading of the Nginx configuration file when changes are made to the Ingress resources.

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