Enabling Ingress with Anthos Service Mesh

This topic shows you how to install Anthos Service Mesh, which comes preinstalled with an Ingress Gateway. With Anthos Service Mesh, you can configure a Kubernetes Ingress resource for your Deployments if you need an Ingress controller. This topic provides an example that shows you how to configure a sample Deployment and Ingress resource.

The installation of Anthos Service Mesh consists of two main parts:

  1. Installing a specific version of the Anthos Service Mesh customer-managed control plane and Ingress Gateway.
  2. Labeling your namespaces with a revision label and redeploying your workloads to inject a sidecar proxy.

If you only need to use an Ingress object using an Ingress controller, you don't have to inject a sidecar proxy into your workload Pods. But if you want the security benefits that Anthos Service Mesh provides, and if you want to make use of the traffic routing capabilities, you need to inject the sidecar proxies.

Before you begin

Before you start using Anthos clusters on AWS, make sure you have performed the following tasks:

  • Install a management service.
  • Create a user cluster.
  • Register your cluster with Connect by following the steps in Connecting to your cluster with Cloud console.
  • Configure your cluster to Use workload identity with Google Cloud.
  • If your user clusters have restricted outbound access to the internet, allow access to the following container repository domains:

    • docker.io
    • quay.io
  • From your anthos-aws directory, use anthos-gke to switch context to your user cluster.

    cd anthos-aws
    env HTTPS_PROXY=http://localhost:8118 \
      anthos-gke aws clusters get-credentials CLUSTER_NAME
    Replace CLUSTER_NAME with your user cluster name.

Installing Anthos Service Mesh

Follow the steps in Install Anthos Service Mesh.

Creating an example Deployment

In this section, you install a sample application and create an Ingress endpoint for it.

  1. Create a Deployment of hello-app and a ClusterIP for the deployment. Copy the following YAML into a file named hello-app.yaml.

    apiVersion: apps/v1
    kind: Deployment
        app: hello-app
      name: hello-app
          app: hello-app
      replicas: 3
            app: hello-app
          - name: hello
            image: "gcr.io/google-samples/hello-app:2.0"
    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Service
        app: hello-app
      name: hello-app
      type: ClusterIP
        app: hello-app
      - protocol: TCP
        port: 8080
        targetPort: 8080
  2. Apply the YAML to your cluster with kubectl apply.

    env HTTPS_PROXY=http://localhost:8118 \
      kubectl apply -f hello-app.yaml
  3. Create a Kubernetes Ingress for the sample application. Copy the following YAML into a file named hello-app-ingress.yaml

    apiVersion: networking.k8s.io/v1beta1
    kind: Ingress
        kubernetes.io/ingress.class: istio
        app: hello-app
      name: hello-app
      - host:
          - backend:
              serviceName: hello-app
              servicePort: 8080
  4. Create the Ingress by applying the configuration with kubectl apply.

    env HTTPS_PROXY=http://localhost:8118 \
      kubectl apply -f hello-app-ingress.yaml
  5. Check the status of your gateway with kubectl get svc.

    env HTTPS_PROXY=http://localhost:8118 \
      kubectl get ingress hello-app

    The ADDRESS field should have an ELB domain name. If the ADDRESS remains pending, confirm your VPC and Subnet labeling.

  6. You can check the Ingress gateway URL by composing the host and port. To get your gateway URL, perform the following commands:

    export INGRESS_URL=$(env HTTPS_PROXY=http://localhost:8118 \
    kubectl get ingress hello-app -o jsonpath='{.status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname}')
    echo "Your hello-app Ingress URL is: http://"$INGRESS_URL

    The last command prints the endpoint of your Ingress.

  7. If you created a public Ingress, you can view the hello-app default web page in curl by visiting http://$INGRESS_URL/.

    curl $INGRESS_URL/

Cleaning up

You remove the hello-app components with kubectl delete.

env HTTPS_PROXY=http://localhost:8118 \
  kubectl delete -f hello-app.yaml &&\
  kubectl delete -f hello-app-ingress.yaml

If you would like to remove Anthos Service Mesh, see Uninstalling Anthos Service Mesh.

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