Multiple Namespace Support
Kubernetes Namespaces make it possible for a Kubernetes cluster to be partitioned and allocated to sub-groups of a larger team. These sub-teams can then deploy and manage infrastructure with finer controls of resources, security, configuration etc. Kubernetes allows for one or more ingress resources to be defined independently within each namespace.
As of version 0.7 Azure Application Gateway Kubernetes IngressController (AGIC) can ingest events from and observe multiple namespaces. Should the AKS administrator decide to use App Gateway as an ingress, all namespaces will use the same instance of App Gateway. A single installation of Ingress Controller will monitor accessible namespaces and will configure the App Gateway it is associated with.
Version 0.7 of AGIC will continue to exclusively observe the
namespace, unless this is explicitly changed to one or more different
namespaces in the Helm configuration (see section below).
Enable multiple namespace support
To enable multiple namespace support:
1. modify the helm-config.yaml file in one of the following ways:
- delete the
watchNamespace key entirely from helm-config.yaml - AGIC will observe all namespaces
watchNamespace to an empty string - AGIC will observe all namespaces
- add multiple namespaces separated by a comma (
watchNamespace: default,secondNamespace) - AGIC will observe these namespaces exclusively
2. apply Helm template changes with:
helm install -f helm-config.yaml application-gateway-kubernetes-ingress/ingress-azure
Once deployed with the ability to observe multiple namespaces, AGIC will:
- list ingress resources from all accessible namespaces
- filter to ingress resources annotated with
- compose combined App Gateway config
- apply the config to the associated App Gateway via ARM
Multiple namespaced ingress resources could instruct AGIC to create conflicting configurations for a single App Gateway. (Two ingresses claiming the same domain for instance.)
At the top of the hierarchy - listeners (IP address, port, and host) and routing rules (binding listener, backend pool and HTTP settings) could be created and shared by multiple namespaces/ingresses.
On the other hand - paths, backend pools, HTTP settings, and TLS certificates could be created by one namespace only and duplicates will removed..
For example, consider the following duplicate ingress resources defined
apiVersion: networking.k8s.io/v1 kind: Ingress metadata: name: websocket-ingress namespace: staging annotations: kubernetes.io/ingress.class: azure/application-gateway spec: rules: - host: www.contoso.com http: paths: - backend: service: name: web-service port: number: 80
apiVersion: networking.k8s.io/v1 kind: Ingress metadata: name: websocket-ingress namespace: production annotations: kubernetes.io/ingress.class: azure/application-gateway spec: rules: - host: www.contoso.com http: paths: - backend: service: name: web-service port: number: 80
Despite the two ingress resources demanding traffic for
www.contoso.com to be
routed to the respective Kubernetes namespaces, only one backend can service
the traffic. AGIC would create a configuration on "first come, first served"
basis for one of the resources. If two ingresses resources are created at the
same time, the one earlier in the alphabet will take
precedence. From the example above we will only be able to create settings for
production ingress. App Gateway will be configured with the following
- Routing Rule:
- Backend Pool:
- HTTP Settings:
- Health Probe:
Note that except for listener and routing rule, the App Gateway resources created include the name
of the namespace (
production) for which they were created.
If the two ingress resources are introduced into the AKS cluster at different
points in time, it is likely for AGIC to end up in a scenario where it
reconfigures App Gateway and re-routes traffic from
For example if you added
staging first, AGIC will configure App Gwy to route
traffic to the staging backend pool. At a later stage, introducing
ingress, will cause AGIC to reprogram App Gwy, which will start routing traffic
production backend pool.
Restricting Access to Namespaces
By default AGIC will configure App Gateway based on annotated Ingress within
any namespace. Should you want to limit this behaviour you have the following
- limit the namespaces, by explicitly defining namespaces AGIC should observe via the
watchNamespace YAML key in helm-config.yaml
- use Role/RoleBinding to limit AGIC to specific namespaces