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Ingress Controllers and Ingress Resources

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The Ingress resource manages external access to Kubernetes services via HTTP and HTTPS routes. An Ingress controller is required to satisfy an Ingress. The Ingress controller reads and implements the rules of the Ingress resource.

Use the following command to set up an Ingress Controller in your Kubernetes cluster:

$ kubectl apply -f https://rx-m-k8s.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ingress-drill-setup.yaml

namespace/nginx-ingress created
serviceaccount/nginx-ingress created
clusterrole.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/nginx-ingress created
service/nginx-ingress created
clusterrolebinding.rbac.authorization.k8s.io/nginx-ingress created
secret/default-server-secret created
deployment.apps/nginx-ingress created


Create the following deployment of Apache webserver that exposes the container port 80:

$ kubectl create deploy apache-webserver --image=httpd --port=80

deployment.apps/apache-webserver created


Create a NodePort service to expose the apache-webserver deployment on the node port 30111 and maps port 80 on the ClusterIP to port 80 on the container:

$ kubectl create service nodeport apache-webserver --tcp=80:80 --node-port=30111

service/apache-webserver created


Create the following Ingress resource for the apache-webserver service that controls traffic to the host domain www.example.com, exposes an http prefix path to /, routes all traffic sent to www.example.com:30111/ to the apache-webserver service on port 80:

$ nano apache-webserver-ingress.yaml && apache-webserver-ingress.yaml

apiVersion: networking.k8s.io/v1
kind: Ingress
  name: apache-weberver-ingress
  ingressClass: nginx
  - host: www.example.com
      - pathType: Prefix
        path: /
            name: apache-webserver
              number: 80

$ kubectl apply -f apache-webserver-ingress.yaml

ingress.networking.k8s.io/apached-webserver-ingress created


Test the Ingress rules with curl --resolve www.example.com:30111: http://www.example.com:30111/:

$ curl --resolve www.example.com:30111:<Your IP> http://www.example.com:30111

<html><body><h1>It works!</h1></body></html>


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