HAProxy Enterprise Documentation 1.7

IngressClass

An Ingress resource can target a specific Ingress controller instance which is useful when running multiple ingress controllers in the same cluster. Targetting an Ingress controller means only a specific controller should handle/implement the ingress resource. This can be done using either the IngressClassName field or the ingress.class annotation.

IngressClassName

The IngressClassName field is available in kubernetes 1.18+ and is the official way to handle this. This field should reference an IngressClass resource that contains the name of the controller that should implement the class. For example, let’s consider the following Ingress object:

kind: Ingress
apiVersion: networking.k8s.io/v1
metadata:
  name: test
spec:
  ingressClassName: haproxy
  rules:
    - host: test.k8s.local
      http:
        paths:
          - path: /
            backend:
              serviceName: http-echo
              servicePort: http

If there is a single HAProxy Ingress Controller instance then no need to set --ingress.class, but rather create an IngressClass resource with Spec.Controller set to haproxy.org/ingress-controller

apiVersion: networking.k8s.io/v1
kind: IngressClass
metadata:
  name: haproxy
spec:
  controller: haproxy.org/ingress-controller

On the other hand if multiple HAProxy Ingress Controllers are deployed then --ingress.class argument can be used to target one of them. This can be done via the following IngressClass (notice Spec.Controller is set to haproxy.org/ingress-controller/prod)

apiVersion: networking.k8s.io/v1
kind: IngressClass
metadata:
  name: haproxy-prod
spec:
  controller: haproxy.org/ingress-controller/prod

In this case --ingress.class should be set to prod and the ingressClassName field should be haproxy-prod.

ingress.class annotation

The ingress.class annotation is the legacy way to target an Ingress Controller. For example, let’s consider the following Ingress object:

kind: Ingress
apiVersion: networking.k8s.io/v1
metadata:
  name: test
  annotations:
    ingress.class: haproxy
spec:
  rules:
    - host: test.k8s.local
      http:
        paths:
          - path: /
            backend:
              serviceName: http-echo
              servicePort: http

In this case only HAProxy Ingress Controllers with --ingress.class set to “haproxy” are going to implement the previous Ingress object.

Eligibility rules

  • If the --ingress.class argument of the controller is not configured:
    • Accept Ingress resource when neither ingress.class annotation nor ingressClassName fields are set.
    • Accept Ingress resource when ingress.class annotation is not set but ingressClassName field matches.
  • If the --ingress.class argument of the controller is configured:
    • Accept Ingress resource when neither ingress.class annotation nor ingressClassName fields are set but controller argument --EmptyIngressClass is enabled.
    • Accept Ingress resource when –ingress.class argument is equal to ingress.class annotation.
    • Accept Ingress resource when ingressClassName field matches.
  • Ignore Ingress resource otherwise.

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