Load Balancing Kubernetes Services using NGINX
Cisco Container Platform uses NGINX to offer advanced layer 7 load balancing solutions. NGINX can handle a large number of requests and at the same time, it can be run on Kubernetes containers.
The NGINX load balancer is automatically provisioned as part of Kubernetes cluster creation. Each Kubernetes cluster is provisioned
with a single L7 NGINX load balancer. You can access the load balancer using its virtual IP address, which can be found by
running the command
kubectl get svc -n ccp.
To use the NGINX load balancer, you must create an Ingress resource. Ingress is a Kubernetes object that allows you to define HTTP load balancing rules to allow inbound connections to reach the cluster services. You can configure Ingress to create external URLs for services, load balance traffic, terminate SSL, offer name-based virtual hosting, and so on.