Edge Controller

Edge Controller Overview

Controller(also known as edgecontroller) is the bridge between Kubernetes Api-Server and edgecore

Operations Performed By Edge Controller

The following are the functions performed by Edge controller :-

  • Downstream Controller: Sync add/update/delete event to edgecore from K8s Api-server
  • Upstream Controller: Sync watch and Update status of resource and events(node, pod and configmap) to K8s-Api-server and also subscribe message from edgecore
  • Controller Manager: Creates manager Interface which implements events for managing ConfigmapManager, LocationCache and podManager

Downstream Controller:

Sync add/update/delete event to edge

  • Downstream controller: Watches K8S-Api-server and sends updates to edgecore via cloudHub
  • Sync (pod, configmap, secret) add/update/delete event to edge via cloudHub
  • Creates Respective manager (pod, configmap, secret) for handling events by calling manager interface
  • Locates configmap and secret should be send to which node

../../_images/DownstreamController.pngDownstream Controller

Upstream Controller:

Sync watch and Update status of resource and events

  • UpstreamController receives messages from edgecore and sync the updates to K8S-Api-server

  • Creates stop channel to dispatch and stop event to handle pods, configMaps, node and secrets

  • Creates message channel to update Nodestatus, Podstatus, Secret and configmap related events

  • Gets Podcondition information like Ready, Initialized, Podscheduled and Unschedulable details

  • Below is the information for PodCondition

    • Ready: PodReady means the pod is able to service requests and should be added to the load balancing pools for all matching services
    • PodScheduled: It represents status of the scheduling process for this pod
    • Unschedulable: It means scheduler cannot schedule the pod right now, may be due to insufficient resources in the cluster
    • Initialized: It means that all Init containers in the pod have started sucessfully
    • ContainersReady: It indicates whether all containers in the pod are ready
  • Below is the information for PodStatus

    • PodPhase: Current condition of the pod
    • Conditions: Details indicating why the pod is in this condition
    • HostIP: IP address of the host to which pod is assigned
    • PodIp: IP address allocated to the Pod
    • QosClass: Assigned to the pod based on resource requirement

    ../../_images/UpstreamController.pngUpstream Controller

Controller Manager:

Creates manager Interface and implements ConfigmapManager, LocationCache and podManager

  • Manager defines the Interface of a manager, ConfigManager, Podmanager, secretmanager implements it
  • Manages OnAdd, OnUpdate and OnDelete events which will be updated to the respective edge node from the K8s-Api-server
  • Creates an eventManager(configMaps, pod, secrets) which will start a CommonResourceEventHandler, NewListWatch and a newShared Informer for each event to Sync(add/update/delete)event(pod, configmap, secret) to edgecore via cloudHub
  • Below is the List of handlers created by controller Manager
    • CommonResourceEventHandler: NewcommonResourceEventHandler creates CommonResourceEventHandler used for Configmap and pod Manager
    • NewListWatch: Creates a new ListWatch from the specified client resource namespace and field selector
    • NewSharedInformer: Creates a new Instance for the Listwatcher