Kubernetes Cluster Ingress (Experimental)

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Cluster Ingress capabilities

Cluster Ingress provides L7 services to traffic entering a Docker Enterprise cluster for a variety of different use-cases that help provide application resilience, security, and observability. Ingress provides dynamic control of L7 routing in a highly available architecture that is also high performing.

UCP’s Ingress for Kubernetes is based on the Istio control-plane and is a simplified deployment focused on just providing ingress services with minimal complexity. This includes features such as:

  • L7 host and path routing
  • Complex path matching and redirection rules
  • Weight-based load balancing
  • TLS termination
  • Persistent L7 sessions
  • Hot config reloads
  • Redundant and highly available design

For a detailed look at Istio Ingress architecture, refer to the Istio Ingress docs.

To get started with UCP Ingress, the following help topics are provided:

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ucp, cluster, ingress, kubernetes