Icon Traffic Management FAQ

How can I view the current route rules I have configured with Istio?

Rules can be viewed using kubectl get virtualservice -o yaml

Can I use standard Ingress specification without any route rules?

Simple ingress specifications, with host, TLS, and exact path based matches will work out of the box without the need for route rules. However, note that the path used in the ingress resource should not have any . characters.

For example, the following ingress resource matches requests for the example.com host, with /helloworld as the URL.

cat <<EOF | kubectl create -f -
apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1
kind: Ingress
metadata:
name: simple-ingress
annotations:
  kubernetes.io/ingress.class: istio
spec:
rules:
- host: example.com
  http:
    paths:
    - path: /helloworld
      backend:
        serviceName: myservice
        servicePort: grpc
EOF

However, the following rules will not work because they use regular expressions in the path and ingress.kubernetes.io annotations:

cat <<EOF | kubectl create -f -
apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1
kind: Ingress
metadata:
name: this-will-not-work
annotations:
  kubernetes.io/ingress.class: istio
  # Ingress annotations other than ingress class will not be honored
  ingress.kubernetes.io/rewrite-target: /
spec:
rules:
- host: example.com
  http:
    paths:
    - path: /hello(.*?)world/
      backend:
        serviceName: myservice
        servicePort: grpc
EOF

What is the naming convention for port name inside my application deployment file?

Named ports: Service ports must be named.

The port names must be of the form protocol-suffix with http, http2, grpc, mongo, or redis as the protocol in order to take advantage of Istio’s routing features.

For example, name: http2-foo or name: http are valid port names, but name: http2foo is not. If the port name does not begin with a recognized prefix or if the port is unnamed, traffic on the port will be treated as plain TCP traffic (unless the port explicitly uses Protocol: UDP to signify a UDP port).