HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller Documentation 1.7

Install on Amazon EKS

This guide shows you how to install HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller in Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service. We will use the Helm package manager.

Pre-installation checklist

Connect to your EKS cluster

  1. If you created your EKS cluster using the AWS Console, you were logged into the AWS Console as a certain user. Unless you’ve already configured additional RBAC users inside of your Kubernetes cluster, you must connect to the cluster using this same user. Follow these steps to connect to the cluster as that user:

    • In the AWS Console, expand your account menu, located in the upper right, and select My Security Credentials.
    • On the Your Security Credentials page, expand the Access keys section and create a new access key if you do not already have one stored. This will give you an Access Key ID and Secret Access key. Store these somewhere so that you have them later.
  2. On your local workstation, configure a named profile for the AWS CLI to use when connecting to AWS. You can accomplish this by calling the aws configure command, which will prompt you for the necessary values, including your user’s Access Key ID and Secret Access key.

    $ aws configure
  3. Connect to your Kubernetes cluster using the AWS CLI. This will create a ~/.kube/config file:

    $ aws eks --region [Your region] update-kubeconfig --name [Your cluster name]
  4. Check that you can access the cluster by calling kubectl get pods

    $ kubectl get pods


    No resources found in default namespace.


Choose one of the following installation methods:

Install with Helm

  1. Add the HAProxy Technologies Helm repository:

    $ helm repo add haproxytech https://haproxytech.github.io/helm-charts
  2. Update your list of charts:

    $ helm repo update
  3. Install the latest version of the ingress controller with type set to LoadBalancer:

    $ helm install haproxy-kubernetes-ingress haproxytech/kubernetes-ingress \
        --create-namespace \
        --namespace haproxy-controller \
        --set controller.service.type=LoadBalancer

    This will create an EC2 Classic Load Balancer that routes traffic to the ingress controller service. You can map the load balancer’s IP address to your public DNS domain name.

    By default, the Helm chart adds --ingress.class=haproxy to the ingress controller. That means that it will use Ingress resources only if they specify an annotation of kubernetes.io/ingress.class: haproxy. You can disable this by setting --set controller.ingressClass=null when calling helm install.

Install with kubectl

  1. Download the deployment YAML file
  2. Edit the haproxy-ingress Service object in the YAML file, setting its type field to LoadBalancer:

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Service
        run: haproxy-ingress
      name: haproxy-ingress
      namespace: haproxy-controller
        run: haproxy-ingress
      type: LoadBalancer
      - name: http
        port: 80
        protocol: TCP
        targetPort: 80
      - name: https
        port: 443
        protocol: TCP
        targetPort: 443
      - name: stat
        port: 1024
        protocol: TCP
        targetPort: 1024
  3. Use the kubectl apply command to deploy the controller:

    $ kubectl apply -f haproxy-ingress.yaml

    This will create an EC2 Classic Load Balancer that routes traffic to the ingress controller service. You can map the load balancer’s IP address to your public DNS domain name.

Check your installation

Verify that the controller is installed into your Kubernetes cluster by using the command kubectl get pods:

$ kubectl get pods --namespace haproxy-controller


NAME                                        READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
haproxy-kubernetes-ingress-7dd4cc4b-x5fkv   1/1     Running   0          1m

Get the External IP, which you can use to access your cluster:

$ kubectl get services --namespace haproxy-controller


NAME                         TYPE           CLUSTER-IP       EXTERNAL-IP                                   PORT(S)                                     AGE
haproxy-kubernetes-ingress   LoadBalancer   a1234-5678-9012.us-east-2.elb.amazonaws.com   80:30264/TCP,443:31575/TCP,1024:31785/TCP   157m

Next up

Install on Azure AKS