2 min read | by Jordi Prats
In kubernetes it has become common practice to use objects that are not yet GA, for instance: The Kubernetes team graduated the Ingress API to general availability (GA) in the 1.19 release (September 25th, 2020): it was first introduced in 2015. But there's one drawback that we really need to be aware: Using a alpha or beta API means that the interface might change and, for Ingress, it did change.
Let's take this Ingress yaml using extensions/v1beta1 as an example:
apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1 kind: Ingress metadata: name: beta-ingress annotations: kubernetes.io/ingress.class: alb alb.ingress.kubernetes.io/scheme: internal alb.ingress.kubernetes.io/target-type: ip spec: rules: - http: paths: - backend: serviceName: example servicePort: 8080 path: /*
If we try to apply it on a 1.19+ kubernetes cluster, we will get a warning message like this:
$ kubectl apply -f beta-ingress.yaml Warning: extensions/v1beta1 Ingress is deprecated in v1.14+, unavailable in v1.22+; use networking.k8s.io/v1 Ingress ingress.extensions/testingress created
It is using the beta version, if we take a look at the Ingress documentation we can see how we will have to modify the YAMLs from the beta version to use the GA. Unfortunately, for the Ingress it's not going to be just to change the apiVersion, we will have to also change the spec:
apiVersion: networking.k8s.io/v1 kind: Ingress metadata: namespace: spinnaker name: spin-gate annotations: kubernetes.io/ingress.class: alb alb.ingress.kubernetes.io/scheme: internal alb.ingress.kubernetes.io/target-type: ip spec: rules: - http: paths: - path: /* pathType: Prefix backend: service: name: spin-gate port: number: 8084
For a beta API is something that can happen, but be aware that for alpha APIs you should be almost sure that this is going to happen.
Posted on 25/02/2021