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Understand the networking configuration on the cluster nodes.

Understand Pod networking concepts.

pod communication

Figure above: to enable communication between pods across two nodes with plain layer 3 networking, the node’s physical network interface needs to be connected to the bridge as well. Routing tables on node A need to be configured so all packets destined for are routed to node B, whereas node B’s routing tables need to be configured so packets sent to are routed to node A. With this type of setup, when a packet is sent by a container on one of the nodes to a container on the other node, the packet first goes through the veth pair, then through the bridge to the node’s physical adapter, then over the wire to the other node’s physical adapter, through the other node’s bridge, and finally through the veth pair of the destination container.

Understand service networking.

  • service is a resource you create to make a single, constant point of entry to a group of pods providing the same service
  • service’s cluster IP is a virtual IP, and only has meaning when combined with the service port (so pinging will fail because this ip is associated with service port)
  • services don’t link to pods directly. Endpoints sit between service and pod
  • externalName type service is cool; points to external URL and internal clients can use servicename to get to it
  • expose services externally
    • LoadBalancer
    • NodePort
    • Ingress resource
  • headless service - headless services, because DNS returns the pods’ IPs, clients connect directly to the pods, instead of through the service proxy.
    • clusterIP: None
    • when performing a nslookup of service, instead of returning clusterip, it will return the ips of all the pods associated with that service

Deploy and configure network load balancer.

  • type: LoadBalancer
  • is NodePort with additional infrastructure-provided load balancer
  • prevent additional hops with externalTrafficPolicy: Local; preservation of client ip

e.g. Create influxdb pod

apiVersion: v1
kind: Pod
  name: influxdb
    name: influxdb
     - name: influxdb
       image: influxdb
         - containerPort: 8086

Create influxdb loadbalancer service

kind: Service
apiVersion: v1
  name: influxdb
  type: LoadBalancer
    - port: 8086
    name: influxdb
NAME       TYPE           CLUSTER-IP   EXTERNAL-IP     PORT(S)          AGE
influxdb   LoadBalancer   8086:31909/TCP   2m
When running the following from external:
curl -v
The influxdb pod sees client coming from:
[httpd] - - [07/Apr/2018:23:16:35 +0000] "GET /ping HTTP/1.1"204 0 "-" "curl/7.45.0" b78ce3ea-3ab9-11e8-8003-000000000000 62

Edit influxdb service and change externalTrafficPolicy: Local
When running the following from external:
curl -v
The influxdb pod sees client coming from my home ip.
[httpd] - - [07/Apr/2018:23:18:42 +0000] "GET /ping HTTP/1.1" 204 0 "-" "curl/7.45.0" 03353264-3aba-11e8-8004-000000000000 48

Know how to use Ingress rules.

Know how to configure and use the cluster DNS.

Understand CNI