Last modified February 4, 2020
Installing an Ingress Controller
An ingress controller helps you expose your services to the outside world.
Not all of our clusters come with an ingress controller pre-installed. We are currently in a shift where certain releases have a pre-installed ingress controller and certain releases require you to install one yourself.
Eventually all releases will ship without a built-in ingress controller. That allows you full control to choose which and how many ingress controllers you want to run on your cluster.
Which releases do not ship with an ingress controller
Currently only clusters on our AWS installations that have a release version
10.0.0 ship by default without an ingress controller.
Clusters on Azure and KVM (On-premises) continue to include
as a default component.
How do I Install my own Ingress Controller
Using our Web UI you can install an NGINX ingress controller using our App Catalog.
Click “Install App” from the “Apps” tab when viewing your cluster
Click “Browse Apps” from the “Giant Swarm Catalog”
Click “nginx-ingress-controller-app” from the list of apps.
Click “Configure & Install”
Click “Install App” (In case you want any special configuration, this is where you can also provide a ‘values.yaml’ with your customized settings)
After a few moments, the NGINX ingress controller should be running on your cluster.