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  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction
    1. Features
    1. Architecture
    1. Advantages
    1. Glossary
  1. Installation
    1. Introduction
      1. Intro
      2. Port Requirements
      3. Kubernetes Cluster Configuration
    1. Install on Linux
      1. All-in-One Installation
      2. Multi-Node Installation
      3. High Availability Configuration
      4. Air Gapped Installation
      5. StorageClass Configuration
      6. Enable All Components
    1. Install on Kubernetes
      1. Prerequisites
      2. Install on K8s
      3. Air Gapped Installation
      4. Install on GKE
    1. Pluggable Components
      1. Pluggable Components
      2. Enable Application Store
      3. Enable DevOps System
      4. Enable Logging System
      5. Enable Service Mesh
      6. Enable Alerting and Notification
      7. Enable Metrics-server for HPA
      8. Verify Components Installation
    1. Upgrade
      1. Overview
      2. All-in-One
      3. Multi-node
    1. Third-Party Tools
      1. Configure Harbor
      2. Access Built-in SonarQube and Jenkins
      3. Enable built-in Grafana Installation
      4. Load Balancer plugin in Bare Metal - Porter
    1. Authentication Integration
      1. Configure LDAP/AD
    1. Cluster Operations
      1. Add or Cordon Nodes
      2. High Risk Operations
      3. Uninstall KubeSphere
  1. Quick Start
    1. 1. Getting Started with Multi-tenancy
    1. 2. Expose your App Using Ingress
    1. 3. Compose and Deploy Wordpress to K8s
    1. 4. Deploy Grafana Using App Template
    1. 5. Job to Compute π to 2000 Places
    1. 6. Create Horizontal Pod Autoscaler
    1. 7. S2I: Publish your App without Dockerfile
    1. 8. B2I: Publish Artifacts to Kubernete
    1. 9. CI/CD based on Spring Boot Project
    1. 10. Jenkinsfile-free Pipeline with Graphical Editing Panel
    1. 11. Canary Release of Bookinfo App
    1. 12. Canary Release based on Ingress-Nginx
    1. 13. Application Store
  1. DevOps
    1. Pipeline
    1. Create SonarQube Token
    1. Credentials
    1. Set CI Node for Dependency Cache
    1. Set Email Server for KubeSphere Pipeline
  1. Logging
    1. Log Query
  1. Developer Guide
    1. Introduction to S2I
    1. Custom S2I Template
  1. API Documentation
    1. API Guide
    1. How to Access KubeSphere API
  1. Troubleshooting
    1. Troubleshooting Guide for Installation
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Porter - Load Balancer for Bare Metal

Porter is an open source load balancer plugin designed for bare metal Kubernetes clusters. It is implemented for physical switch, using BGP and ECMP to achieve best performance and high availability. As we know, most cloud providers provide load balancer plugins to assign EIP and expose the service externally in cloud environment. However, the service is hard to expose externally in a bare metal cluster because of lacking a cloud load balancer plugin. In short, Porter allows you to create Kubernetes services of type “LoadBalancer” in bare metal clusters without changing your code, which makes the same experience as the cloud environment.

Porter has two components providing the following two core features:

  • LB Controller & Agent: The controller is responsible for synchronizing BGP routes to the physical switch; The agent is deployed to each node as DaemonSet to maintain the drainage rules.

  • The EIP service, including the EIP pools management and EIP controller, is responsible for dynamically updating the EIP information of the service.

Porter Architecture

How to Install Porter

Reference Porter Documentation for details.