Avi Kubernetes Operator


The Avi Vantage platform integration with OpenShift/Kubernetes provides a redesigned architecture involving a new operator called Avi Kubernetes Operator (AKO). The following illustration outlines the components of the Avi Kubernetes integration.


Avi Kubernetes Operator (AKO)

AKO is an operator which works as an ingress controller and performs Avi-specific functions in an OpenShift/Kubernetes environment with the Avi Controller. It runs as a pod in the cluster and translates the required OpenShift/Kubernetes objects to Avi objects and automates the implementation of ingresses/routes/services on the Service Engines (SE) via the Avi Controller.

The Avi Controller

The Avi Controller provides the central control, management, and observability functions in the Avi architecture. It manages the lifecycle of the Service Engines, their configurations, and provides centralized analytics and observability.

The Avi Service Engines (cluster-external)

The Avi Service Engines are the data-plane engines that implement the virtual services for Kubernetes ingresses. These SEs handle all the data plane responsibilities in the platform.

The following table provides a comprehensive list of documentation for the Avi OpenShift/Kubernetes integration using AKO:

General References
AKO Release Notes
Installation Guide
Design Guide
Compatibility Guide
Tenancy in AKO
Enhanced Virtual Hosting in AKO
Networking/v1 Ingress Support
Gateway and Gateway Class
Handling of Kubernetes/ OpenShift and Avi Objects
CRDs References
Setting up Routing Rules using CRDs
Avi Infra Setting CRD
Use Case: Public Cloud References
AKO in Azure
AKO Deployment in GKE, AKS, and EKS
Use Case: Tanzu References
AKO on TKGs with NSX-T
Use Case: Other References
AKO in OpenStack
AKO on Istio
Shared VIP
Passthrough Ingress
Multiple AKO Instances in a Cluster
Other References
Default Secret for TLS Routes
Default Secret for TLS Ingresses
Namespace Sync in AKO
Kubernetes Events
Cilium CNI Support with AKO
OVN-Kubernetes CNI plugin support on Openshift
FAQ and Troubleshooting References
Frequently Asked Questions
Troubleshooting Guide