In this post I will show you how to install kubernetes with kube-proxy IPVS mode.
Parts of the Kubernetes series
- Part1a: Install K8S with ansible
- Part1b: Install K8S with kubeadm
- Part1c: Install K8S with kubeadm and containerd
- Part1d: Install K8S with kubeadm and allow swap
- Part1e: Install K8S with kubeadm in HA mode
- Part2: Intall metal-lb with K8S
- Part2: Intall metal-lb with BGP
- Part3: Install Nginx ingress to K8S
- Part4: Install cert-manager to K8S
- Part5a: Use local persisten volume with K8S
- Part5b: Use ceph persisten volume with K8S
- Part5c: Use ceph CSI persisten volume with K8S
- Part5d: Kubernetes CephFS volume with CSI driver
- Part5e: Use Project Longhorn as persisten volume with K8S
- Part5f: Use OpenEBS as persisten volume with K8S
- Part5f: vSphere persistent storage for K8S
- Part6: Kubernetes volume expansion with Ceph RBD CSI driver
- Part7a: Install k8s with IPVS mode
- Part7b: Install k8s with IPVS mode
- Part8: Use Helm with K8S
- Part9: Tillerless helm2 install
- Part10: Kubernetes Dashboard SSO
- Part11: Kuberos for K8S
- Part12: Gangway for K8S
- Part13a: Velero Backup for K8S
- Part13b: How to Backup Kubernetes to git?
- Part14a: K8S Logging And Monitoring
- Part14b: Install Grafana Loki with Helm3
Wthat is kube-proxy
kube-proxy is a key component of any Kubernetes deployment. Its role is to load-balance traffic to the pods. It listens to all the service requests coming through from kubernetes and creates entries in iptables for each of these service IPs to achieve proper routing to the pod. So kube-proxy adds iptables ruleset for each new service defined. As the number of services grow, this list is going to be huge. This potentially impact the performance because the iptables processing is sequential and wit every new line the list goes longer and longer. Kubernetes’s solution for this problem was IPVS.
What is IPVS?
IPVS (IP Virtual Server) is built on top of the Netfilter and implements transport-layer load balancing as part of the Linux kernel. It runs on a host and acts as a load balancer in front of a cluster of real servers. IPVS can direct requests for TCP- and UDP-based services to the real servers, and make services of the real servers appear as virtual services on a single IP address. Therefore, IPVS naturally supports Kubernetes Service. IPVS mode provides greater scale and performance vs iptables mode.
Installing Kubernetes with IPVS kube-proxy mode is a little bit hard because there in no built in option for theat in kubeadm. So we have two option. Createt a custom kubeadm.yaml or edit an installed cluster.
yum install ipset ipvsadm -y cat > /etc/sysconfig/modules/ipvs.modules <<EOF #!/bin/bash modprobe -- ip_vs modprobe -- ip_vs_rr modprobe -- ip_vs_wrr modprobe -- ip_vs_sh modprobe -- nf_conntrack_ipv4 EOF chmod 755 /etc/sysconfig/modules/ipvs.modules && bash /etc/sysconfig/modules/ipvs.modules && lsmod | grep -e ip_vs -e nf_conntrack_ipv4
Createt a custom kubeadm.yaml
kubeadm config print init-defaults > kubeadm.yaml nano kubeadm.yaml ... --- apiVersion: kubeproxy.config.k8s.io/v1alpha1 kind: KubeProxyConfiguration mode: ipvs
Edit running cluster
kubectl edit configmap kube-proxy -n kube-system ... mode: ipvs
kubectl get po -n kube-system kubectl delete po -n kube-system <pod-name>
kubectl logs [kube-proxy pod] | grep "Using ipvs Proxier"
Test IPVS mode is running
ipvsadm -Ln IP Virtual Server version 1.2.1 (size=4096) Prot LocalAddress:Port Scheduler Flags -> RemoteAddress:Port Forward Weight ActiveConn InActConn TCP 10.96.0.1:443 rr -> 22.214.171.124:6443 Masq 1 0 0 TCP 10.96.0.10:53 rr -> 10.244.0.2:53 Masq 1 0 0 -> 10.244.2.8:53 Masq 1 0 0