Configuring Traffic Management

OSM’s traffic management stack support two distinct traffic policy modes, namely SMI traffic policy mode and permissive traffic policy mode. The traffic policy mode determines how OSM routes application traffic between pods within the service mesh. Additionally, ingress and egress functionality allows external access to and from the cluster respectively.

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Enable access to the Internet and services external to the service mesh.


Exposing services outside the cluster using Kubernetes Ingress

Iptables Redirection

Iptables Redirection

Permissive Traffic Policy Mode

Permissive Traffic Policy Mode

Traffic Management Demos

OSM’s traffic management stack manages traffic flowing between applications in the mesh, access to applications from outside the cluster using Ingress, and access to external applications using Egress. The demos provide a good starting point to get familiar with these features.

Traffic Troubleshooting

OSM Traffic Troubleshooting Guide