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Setup Traefik Ingress Controller

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Azher Khan
·Aug 23, 2022·

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Setup Traefik Ingress Controller

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To setup Traefik Ingress Controller locally follow the below steps:

  1. Setup a kind cluster (follow the below article)
  2. Install Helm Package Manager Run below command to confirm the helm version
    helm version
    version.BuildInfo{Version:"v3.3.4", GitCommit:"a61ce5633af99708171414353ed49547cf05013d", GitTreeState:"clean", GoVersion:"go1.14.9"}
    
  3. Add official helm repo for Traefik
    helm repo add traefik https://helm.traefik.io/traefik
    helm repo update
    
  4. Create 'traefik' Namespace
    kubectl create namespace traefik
    namespace/traefik created
    
  5. Helm Install Traefik Charts To configure the Traefik Helm chart, you can specify certain values. For more details on configuration, please review the Traefik docs.
    helm install --namespace=traefik --set="additionalArguments={--log.level=DEBUG}" traefik traefik/traefik
    NAME: traefik
    LAST DEPLOYED: Tue Aug 23 10:43:09 2022
    NAMESPACE: traefik
    STATUS: deployed
    REVISION: 1
    TEST SUITE: None
    
    Run k8s command to review the install
    kubectl get all -n traefik
    NAME                          READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
    pod/traefik-7775d6554-lnnbs   1/1     Running   0          40s
    NAME              TYPE           CLUSTER-IP      EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)                      AGE
    service/traefik   LoadBalancer   10.96.130.104   <pending>     80:31306/TCP,443:30216/TCP   40s
    NAME                      READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE
    deployment.apps/traefik   1/1     1            1           40s
    NAME                                DESIRED   CURRENT   READY   AGE
    replicaset.apps/traefik-7775d6554   1         1         1       40s
    
  6. Expose the Traefik dashboard You can access the traefik dashboard through port forwarding
    kubectl port-forward $(kubectl get pods --selector "app.kubernetes.io/name=traefik" --output=name -n traefik) 9000:9000 -n traefik
    Forwarding from 127.0.0.1:9000 -> 9000
    Forwarding from [::1]:9000 -> 9000
    Handling connection for 9000
    Handling connection for 9000
    Handling connection for 9000
    Handling connection for 9000
    Handling connection for 9000
    Handling connection for 9000
    
    Once done, You can access the Traefik Dashboard via: 127.0.0.1:9000/dashboard image.png

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