GatewayClass is cluster-scoped resource defined by the infrastructure provider. This resource represents a class of Gateways that can be instantiated.
Note: GatewayClass serves the same function as the
kind: GatewayClass metadata: name: cluster-gateway spec: controllerName: "example.net/gateway-controller"
We expect that one or more
GatewayClasses will be created by the
infrastructure provider for the user. It allows decoupling of which mechanism
(e.g. controller) implements the
Gateways from the user. For instance, an
infrastructure provider may create two
private to reflect
Gateways that define Internet-facing vs private, internal
kind: GatewayClass metadata: name: internet ... --- kind: GatewayClass metadata: name: private ...
The user of the classes will not need to know how
implemented. Instead, the user will only need to understand the resulting
properties of the class that the
Gateway was created with.
Providers of the
Gateway API may need to pass parameters to their controller
as part of the class definition. This is done using the
# GatewayClass for Gateways that define Internet-facing applications. kind: GatewayClass metadata: name: internet spec: controllerName: "example.net/gateway-controller" parametersRef: group: example.net/v1alpha1 kind: Config name: internet-gateway-config --- apiVersion: example.net/v1alpha1 kind: Config metadata: name: internet-gateway-config spec: ip-address-pool: internet-vips ...
Using a Custom Resource for
GatewayClass.spec.parametersRef is encouraged
but implementations may resort to using a ConfigMap if needed.
GatewayClasses MUST be validated by the provider to ensure that the configured
parameters are valid. The validity of the class will be signaled to the user via
kind: GatewayClass ... status: conditions: - type: Accepted status: False ...
GatewayClass will start with the
Accepted condition set to
False. At this point the controller has not seen the configuration. Once the
controller has processed the configuration, the condition will be set to
kind: GatewayClass ... status: conditions: - type: Accepted status: True ...
If there is an error in the
GatewayClass.spec, the conditions will be
non-empty and contain information about the error.
kind: GatewayClass ... status: conditions: - type: Accepted status: False Reason: BadFooBar Message: "foobar" is an FooBar.
GatewayClass controller selection¶
GatewayClass.spec.controller field determines the controller implementation
responsible for managing the
GatewayClass. The format of the field is opaque
and specific to a particular controller. The GatewayClass selected by a given
controller field depends on how various controller(s) in the cluster interpret
It is RECOMMENDED that controller authors/deployments make their selection
unique by using a domain / path combination under their administrative control
(e.g. controller managing of all
controllers starting with
example.net is the
owner of the
example.net domain) to avoid conflicts.
Controller versioning can be done by encoding the version of a controller into the path portion. An example scheme could be (similar to container URIs):
example.net/gateway/v1 // Use version 1 example.net/gateway/v2.1 // Use version 2.1 example.net/gateway // Use the default version