Managed DNS records for Kubernetes services#
Your Kubernetes cluster comes with ExternalDNS, which allows for managing DNS records through simple annotations on an Ingress resource.
ExternalDNS runs in a Pod and talks directly to the cloud provider so that any zone that is delegated to your cloud’s DNS service can have its records managed through Ingress resources.
In this example, a Pod runs and exposes an application on
port 8080 through a Service named
my-app-service. Below is what the Ingress
resource might look like for this application. Note the
external-dns.alpha.kubernetes.io/hostname annotation. It is what ExternalDNS
looks for in its control loops.
apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1 kind: Ingress metadata: name: my-app-ingress annotations: kubernetes.io/ingress.class: nginx external-dns.alpha.kubernetes.io/hostname: my-app.my-domain.com spec: rules: - host: my-app.my-domain.com http: paths: - path: / backend: serviceName: my-app-service servicePort: 8080
You can view the ExternalDNS logs by running the following command:
$ kubectl logs deployments/external-dns -n rackspace-system