Pods and services in Kubernetes have their own IPs. However, this is normally not the interface you'd provide to the external internet. Though there is a service with a node IP configured, the port in the node IP can't be duplicated among the services. It is cumbersome to decide which port to manage with which service. Furthermore, the node comes and goes; it wouldn't be clever to provide a static node IP to an external service.

Ingress defines a set of rules that allows the inbound connection to access Kubernetes cluster services. This brings the traffic into the cluster at L7, and allocates and forwards a port on each VM to the service port. This is shown in the following diagram. We define a set of rules and post them as source ...

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