Installation with Helm

This document explains how to install NGINX Ingress Controller in your Kubernetes cluster using Helm.

Before you start

Note:
All documentation should only be used with the latest stable release, indicated on the releases page of the GitHub repository.
  • A Kubernetes Version Supported by the Ingress Controller
  • Helm 3.0+.
  • If you’d like to use NGINX Plus:
    • To pull from the F5 Container registry, configure a docker registry secret using your JWT token from the MyF5 portal by following the instructions from here. Make sure to specify the secret using controller.serviceAccount.imagePullSecretName parameter.
    • Alternatively, pull an Ingress Controller image with NGINX Plus and push it to your private registry by following the instructions from here.
    • Alternatively, you can build an Ingress Controller image with NGINX Plus and push it to your private registry by following the instructions from here.
    • Update the controller.image.repository field of the values-plus.yaml accordingly.
  • If you’d like to use App Protect DoS, please install App Protect DoS Arbitrator helm chart. Make sure to install in the same namespace as the NGINX Ingress Controller. Note that if you install multiple NGINX Ingress Controllers in the same namespace, they will need to share the same Arbitrator because it is not possible to install more than one Arbitrator in a single namespace.

CRDs

By default, the Ingress Controller requires a number of custom resource definitions (CRDs) installed in the cluster. The Helm client will install those CRDs. If the CRDs are not installed, the Ingress Controller pods will not become Ready.

If you do not use the custom resources that require those CRDs (which corresponds to controller.enableCustomResources set to false and controller.appprotect.enable set to false and controller.appprotectdos.enable set to false), the installation of the CRDs can be skipped by specifying --skip-crds for the helm install command.

Upgrading the CRDs

To upgrade the CRDs, pull the chart sources as described in Pulling the Chart and then run:

kubectl apply -f crds/
Note:

The following warning is expected and can be ignored: Warning: kubectl apply should be used on resource created by either kubectl create --save-config or kubectl apply.

Make sure to check the release notes for a new release for any special upgrade procedures.

Uninstalling the CRDs

To remove the CRDs, pull the chart sources as described in Pulling the Chart and then run:

kubectl delete -f crds/
Warning:
This command will delete all the corresponding custom resources in your cluster across all namespaces. Please ensure there are no custom resources that you want to keep and there are no other Ingress Controller releases running in the cluster.

Managing the Chart via OCI Registry

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name my-release (my-release is the name that you choose):

  • For NGINX:

    helm install my-release oci://ghcr.io/nginxinc/charts/nginx-ingress --version 1.0.2
    
  • For NGINX Plus: (assuming you have pushed the Ingress Controller image nginx-plus-ingress to your private registry myregistry.example.com)

    helm install my-release oci://ghcr.io/nginxinc/charts/nginx-ingress --version 1.0.2 --set controller.image.repository=myregistry.example.com/nginx-plus-ingress --set controller.nginxplus=true
    

This will install the latest edge version of the Ingress Controller from GitHub Container Registry. If you prefer to use Docker Hub, you can replace ghcr.io/nginxinc/charts/nginx-ingress with registry-1.docker.io/nginxcharts/nginx-ingress.

Upgrading the Chart

Helm does not upgrade the CRDs during a release upgrade. Before you upgrade a release, see Upgrading the CRDs.

To upgrade the release my-release:

helm upgrade my-release oci://ghcr.io/nginxinc/charts/nginx-ingress --version 1.0.2

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the release my-release:

helm uninstall my-release

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the release and deletes the release.

Uninstalling the release does not remove the CRDs. To remove the CRDs, see Uninstalling the CRDs.

Edge Version

To test the latest changes in NGINX Ingress Controller before a new release, you can install the edge version. This version is built from the main branch of the NGINX Ingress Controller repository. You can install the edge version by specifying the --version flag with the value 0.0.0-edge:

helm install my-release oci://ghcr.io/nginxinc/charts/nginx-ingress --version 0.0.0-edge

Warning

The edge version is not intended for production use. It is intended for testing and development purposes only.

Managing the Chart via Sources

Pulling the Chart

This step is required if you’re installing the chart using its sources. Additionally, the step is also required for managing the custom resource definitions (CRDs), which the Ingress Controller requires by default, or for upgrading/deleting the CRDs.

  1. Pull the chart sources:

    helm pull oci://ghcr.io/nginxinc/charts/nginx-ingress --untar --version 1.0.2
    
  2. Change your working directory to nginx-ingress:

    cd nginx-ingress
    

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name my-release (my-release is the name that you choose):

  • For NGINX:

    helm install my-release .
    
  • For NGINX Plus:

    helm install my-release -f values-plus.yaml .
    

The command deploys the Ingress Controller in your Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration. The configuration section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation.

Upgrading the Chart

Helm does not upgrade the CRDs during a release upgrade. Before you upgrade a release, see Upgrading the CRDs.

To upgrade the release my-release:

helm upgrade my-release .

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the release my-release:

helm uninstall my-release

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the release and deletes the release.

Uninstalling the release does not remove the CRDs. To remove the CRDs, see Uninstalling the CRDs.

Upgrading without downtime

Background

In NGINX Ingress Controller version 3.1.0, changes were introduced to Helm resource names, labels and annotations to fit with Helm best practices. When using Helm to upgrade from a version prior to 3.1.0, certain resources like Deployment, DaemonSet and Service will be recreated due to the aforementioned changes, which will result in downtime.

Although the advisory is to update all resources in accordance with new naming convention, to avoid the downtime please follow the steps listed in this page.

Upgrade Steps

Note:
The following steps apply to both 2.x and 3.0.x releases.

The steps you should follow depend on the Helm release name:

  1. Use kubectl describe on deployment/daemonset to get the Selector value:

    kubectl describe deployments -n <namespace>
    

    Copy the key=value under Selector, such as:

    Selector: app=nginx-ingress-nginx-ingress
    
  2. Checkout the latest available tag using git checkout v3.3.0

  3. Navigate to /kubernates-ingress/deployments/helm-chart

  4. Update the selectorLabels: {} field in the values.yaml file located at /kubernates-ingress/deployments/helm-chart with the copied Selector value.

    selectorLabels: {app: nginx-ingress-nginx-ingress}
    
  5. Run helm upgrade with following arguments set:

    --set serviceNameOverride="nginx-ingress-nginx-ingress"
    --set controller.name=""
    --set fullnameOverride="nginx-ingress-nginx-ingress"
    

    It could look as follows:

    helm upgrade nginx-ingress oci://ghcr.io/nginxinc/charts/nginx-ingress --version 0.19.0 --set controller.kind=deployment/daemonset --set controller.nginxplus=false/true --set controller.image.pullPolicy=Always --set serviceNameOverride="nginx-ingress-nginx-ingress" --set controller.name="" --set fullnameOverride="nginx-ingress-nginx-ingress" -f values.yaml
    
  6. Once the upgrade process has finished, use kubectl describe on the deployment to verify the change by reviewing its events:

        Type    Reason             Age    From                   Message
    ----    ------             ----   ----                   -------
    Normal  ScalingReplicaSet  9m11s  deployment-controller  Scaled up replica set nginx-ingress-nginx-ingress-<old_version> to 1
    Normal  ScalingReplicaSet  101s   deployment-controller  Scaled up replica set nginx-ingress-nginx-ingress-<new_version> to 1
    Normal  ScalingReplicaSet  98s    deployment-controller  Scaled down replica set nginx-ingress-nginx-ingress-<old_version> to 0 from 1
    

  1. Use kubectl describe on deployment/daemonset to get the Selector value:

    kubectl describe deployment/daemonset -n <namespace>
    

    Copy the key=value under Selector, such as:

    Selector: app=<helm_release_name>-nginx-ingress
    
  2. Checkout the latest available tag using git checkout v3.3.0

  3. Navigate to /kubernates-ingress/deployments/helm-chart

  4. Update the selectorLabels: {} field in the values.yaml file located at /kubernates-ingress/deployments/helm-chart with the copied Selector value.

    selectorLabels: {app: <helm_release_name>-nginx-ingress}
    
  5. Run helm upgrade with following arguments set:

    --set serviceNameOverride="<helm_release_name>-nginx-ingress"
    --set controller.name=""
    

    It could look as follows:

    helm upgrade test-release oci://ghcr.io/nginxinc/charts/nginx-ingress --version 0.19.0 --set controller.kind=deployment/daemonset --set controller.nginxplus=false/true --set controller.image.pullPolicy=Always --set serviceNameOverride="test-release-nginx-ingress" --set controller.name="" -f values.yaml
    
  6. Once the upgrade process has finished, use kubectl describe on the deployment to verify the change by reviewing its events:

        Type    Reason             Age    From                   Message
    ----    ------             ----   ----                   -------
    Normal  ScalingReplicaSet  9m11s  deployment-controller  Scaled up replica set test-release-nginx-ingress-<old_version> to 1
    Normal  ScalingReplicaSet  101s   deployment-controller  Scaled up replica set test-release-nginx-ingress-<new_version> to 1
    Normal  ScalingReplicaSet  98s    deployment-controller  Scaled down replica set test-release-nginx-ingress-<old_version> to 0 from 1
    

Running Multiple Ingress Controllers

If you are running multiple Ingress Controller releases in your cluster with enabled custom resources, the releases will share a single version of the CRDs. As a result, make sure that the Ingress Controller versions match the version of the CRDs. Additionally, when uninstalling a release, ensure that you don’t remove the CRDs until there are no other Ingress Controller releases running in the cluster.

See running multiple Ingress Controllers for more details.

Configuration

The following tables lists the configurable parameters of the NGINX Ingress Controller chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
controller.name The name of the Ingress Controller daemonset or deployment. Autogenerated
controller.kind The kind of the Ingress Controller installation - deployment or daemonset. deployment
controller.annotations Allows for setting of annotations for deployment or daemonset. {}
controller.nginxplus Deploys the Ingress Controller for NGINX Plus. false
controller.nginxReloadTimeout The timeout in milliseconds which the Ingress Controller will wait for a successful NGINX reload after a change or at the initial start. 60000
controller.hostNetwork Enables the Ingress Controller pods to use the host’s network namespace. false
controller.dnsPolicy DNS policy for the Ingress Controller pods. ClusterFirst
controller.nginxDebug Enables debugging for NGINX. Uses the nginx-debug binary. Requires error-log-level: debug in the ConfigMap via controller.config.entries. false
controller.logLevel The log level of the Ingress Controller. 1
controller.image.digest The image digest of the Ingress Controller. None
controller.image.repository The image repository of the Ingress Controller. nginx/nginx-ingress
controller.image.tag The tag of the Ingress Controller image. 3.3.2
controller.image.pullPolicy The pull policy for the Ingress Controller image. IfNotPresent
controller.lifecycle The lifecycle of the Ingress Controller pods. {}
controller.customConfigMap The name of the custom ConfigMap used by the Ingress Controller. If set, then the default config is ignored. ""
controller.config.name The name of the ConfigMap used by the Ingress Controller. Autogenerated
controller.config.annotations The annotations of the Ingress Controller configmap. {}
controller.config.entries The entries of the ConfigMap for customizing NGINX configuration. See ConfigMap resource docs for the list of supported ConfigMap keys. {}
controller.customPorts A list of custom ports to expose on the NGINX Ingress Controller pod. Follows the conventional Kubernetes yaml syntax for container ports. []
controller.defaultTLS.cert The base64-encoded TLS certificate for the default HTTPS server. Note: It is recommended that you specify your own certificate. Alternatively, omitting the default server secret completely will configure NGINX to reject TLS connections to the default server.
controller.defaultTLS.key The base64-encoded TLS key for the default HTTPS server. Note: It is recommended that you specify your own key. Alternatively, omitting the default server secret completely will configure NGINX to reject TLS connections to the default server.
controller.defaultTLS.secret The secret with a TLS certificate and key for the default HTTPS server. The value must follow the following format: <namespace>/<name>. Used as an alternative to specifying a certificate and key using controller.defaultTLS.cert and controller.defaultTLS.key parameters. Note: Alternatively, omitting the default server secret completely will configure NGINX to reject TLS connections to the default server. None
controller.wildcardTLS.cert The base64-encoded TLS certificate for every Ingress/VirtualServer host that has TLS enabled but no secret specified. If the parameter is not set, for such Ingress/VirtualServer hosts NGINX will break any attempt to establish a TLS connection. None
controller.wildcardTLS.key The base64-encoded TLS key for every Ingress/VirtualServer host that has TLS enabled but no secret specified. If the parameter is not set, for such Ingress/VirtualServer hosts NGINX will break any attempt to establish a TLS connection. None
controller.wildcardTLS.secret The secret with a TLS certificate and key for every Ingress/VirtualServer host that has TLS enabled but no secret specified. The value must follow the following format: <namespace>/<name>. Used as an alternative to specifying a certificate and key using controller.wildcardTLS.cert and controller.wildcardTLS.key parameters. None
controller.nodeSelector The node selector for pod assignment for the Ingress Controller pods. {}
controller.terminationGracePeriodSeconds The termination grace period of the Ingress Controller pod. 30
controller.tolerations The tolerations of the Ingress Controller pods. []
controller.affinity The affinity of the Ingress Controller pods. {}
controller.topologySpreadConstraints The topology spread constraints of the Ingress controller pods. {}
controller.env The additional environment variables to be set on the Ingress Controller pods. []
controller.volumes The volumes of the Ingress Controller pods. []
controller.volumeMounts The volumeMounts of the Ingress Controller pods. []
controller.initContainers InitContainers for the Ingress Controller pods. []
controller.extraContainers Extra (eg. sidecar) containers for the Ingress Controller pods. []
controller.resources The resources of the Ingress Controller pods. requests: cpu=100m,memory=128Mi
controller.replicaCount The number of replicas of the Ingress Controller deployment. 1
controller.ingressClass.name A class of the Ingress Controller. An IngressClass resource with the name equal to the class must be deployed. Otherwise, the Ingress Controller will fail to start. The Ingress Controller only processes resources that belong to its class - i.e. have the “ingressClassName” field resource equal to the class. The Ingress Controller processes all the VirtualServer/VirtualServerRoute/TransportServer resources that do not have the “ingressClassName” field for all versions of Kubernetes. nginx
controller.ingressClass.create Creates a new IngressClass object with the name controller.ingressClass.name. Set to false to use an existing ingressClass created using kubectl with the same name. If you use helm upgrade, do not change the values from the previous release as helm will delete IngressClass objects managed by helm. If you are upgrading from a release earlier than 3.3.2, do not set the value to false. true
controller.setAsDefaultIngress New Ingresses without an "ingressClassName" field specified will be assigned the class specified in controller.ingressClass.name. false
controller.watchNamespace Comma separated list of namespaces the Ingress Controller should watch for resources. By default the Ingress Controller watches all namespaces. Mutually exclusive with controller.watchNamespaceLabel. Please note that if configuring multiple namespaces using the Helm cli --set option, the string needs to wrapped in double quotes and the commas escaped using a backslash - e.g. --set controller.watchNamespace="default\,nginx-ingress". ""
controller.watchNamespaceLabel Configures the Ingress Controller to watch only those namespaces with label foo=bar. By default the Ingress Controller watches all namespaces. Mutually exclusive with controller.watchNamespace. ""
controller.watchSecretNamespace Comma separated list of namespaces the Ingress Controller should watch for resources of type Secret. If this arg is not configured, the Ingress Controller watches the same namespaces for all resources. See controller.watchNamespace and controller.watchNamespaceLabel. Please note that if configuring multiple namespaces using the Helm cli --set option, the string needs to wrapped in double quotes and the commas escaped using a backslash - e.g. --set controller.watchSecretNamespace="default\,nginx-ingress". ""
controller.enableCustomResources Enable the custom resources. true
controller.enablePreviewPolicies Enable preview policies. This parameter is deprecated. To enable OIDC Policies please use controller.enableOIDC instead. false
controller.enableOIDC Enable OIDC policies. false
controller.enableTLSPassthrough Enable TLS Passthrough on default port 443. Requires controller.enableCustomResources. false
controller.tlsPassThroughPort Set the port for the TLS Passthrough. Requires controller.enableCustomResources and controller.enableTLSPassthrough. 443
controller.enableCertManager Enable x509 automated certificate management for VirtualServer resources using cert-manager (cert-manager.io). Requires controller.enableCustomResources. false
controller.enableExternalDNS Enable integration with ExternalDNS for configuring public DNS entries for VirtualServer resources using ExternalDNS. Requires controller.enableCustomResources. false
controller.globalConfiguration.create Creates the GlobalConfiguration custom resource. Requires controller.enableCustomResources. false
controller.globalConfiguration.spec The spec of the GlobalConfiguration for defining the global configuration parameters of the Ingress Controller. {}
controller.enableSnippets Enable custom NGINX configuration snippets in Ingress, VirtualServer, VirtualServerRoute and TransportServer resources. false
controller.healthStatus Add a location “/nginx-health” to the default server. The location responds with the 200 status code for any request. Useful for external health-checking of the Ingress Controller. false
controller.healthStatusURI Sets the URI of health status location in the default server. Requires controller.healthStatus. “/nginx-health”
controller.nginxStatus.enable Enable the NGINX stub_status, or the NGINX Plus API. true
controller.nginxStatus.port Set the port where the NGINX stub_status or the NGINX Plus API is exposed. 8080
controller.nginxStatus.allowCidrs Add IP/CIDR blocks to the allow list for NGINX stub_status or the NGINX Plus API. Separate multiple IP/CIDR by commas. 127.0.0.1,::1
controller.priorityClassName The PriorityClass of the Ingress Controller pods. None
controller.service.create Creates a service to expose the Ingress Controller pods. true
controller.service.type The type of service to create for the Ingress Controller. LoadBalancer
controller.service.externalTrafficPolicy The externalTrafficPolicy of the service. The value Local preserves the client source IP. Local
controller.service.annotations The annotations of the Ingress Controller service. {}
controller.service.extraLabels The extra labels of the service. {}
controller.service.loadBalancerIP The static IP address for the load balancer. Requires controller.service.type set to LoadBalancer. The cloud provider must support this feature. ""
controller.service.externalIPs The list of external IPs for the Ingress Controller service. []
controller.service.clusterIP The clusterIP for the Ingress Controller service, autoassigned if not specified. ""
controller.service.loadBalancerSourceRanges The IP ranges (CIDR) that are allowed to access the load balancer. Requires controller.service.type set to LoadBalancer. The cloud provider must support this feature. []
controller.service.name The name of the service. Autogenerated
controller.service.customPorts A list of custom ports to expose through the Ingress Controller service. Follows the conventional Kubernetes yaml syntax for service ports. []
controller.service.httpPort.enable Enables the HTTP port for the Ingress Controller service. true
controller.service.httpPort.port The HTTP port of the Ingress Controller service. 80
controller.service.httpPort.nodePort The custom NodePort for the HTTP port. Requires controller.service.type set to NodePort. ""
controller.service.httpPort.targetPort The target port of the HTTP port of the Ingress Controller service. 80
controller.service.httpsPort.enable Enables the HTTPS port for the Ingress Controller service. true
controller.service.httpsPort.port The HTTPS port of the Ingress Controller service. 443
controller.service.httpsPort.nodePort The custom NodePort for the HTTPS port. Requires controller.service.type set to NodePort. ""
controller.service.httpsPort.targetPort The target port of the HTTPS port of the Ingress Controller service. 443
controller.serviceAccount.annotations The annotations of the Ingress Controller service account. {}
controller.serviceAccount.name The name of the service account of the Ingress Controller pods. Used for RBAC. Autogenerated
controller.serviceAccount.imagePullSecretName The name of the secret containing docker registry credentials. Secret must exist in the same namespace as the helm release. ""
controller.serviceMonitor.name The name of the serviceMonitor. Autogenerated
controller.serviceMonitor.create Create a ServiceMonitor custom resource. false
controller.serviceMonitor.labels Kubernetes object labels to attach to the serviceMonitor object. ""
controller.serviceMonitor.selectorMatchLabels A set of labels to allow the selection of endpoints for the ServiceMonitor. ""
controller.serviceMonitor.endpoints A list of endpoints allowed as part of this ServiceMonitor. ""
controller.reportIngressStatus.enable Updates the address field in the status of Ingress resources with an external address of the Ingress Controller. You must also specify the source of the external address either through an external service via controller.reportIngressStatus.externalService, controller.reportIngressStatus.ingressLink or the external-status-address entry in the ConfigMap via controller.config.entries. Note: controller.config.entries.external-status-address takes precedence over the others. true
controller.reportIngressStatus.externalService Specifies the name of the service with the type LoadBalancer through which the Ingress Controller is exposed externally. The external address of the service is used when reporting the status of Ingress, VirtualServer and VirtualServerRoute resources. controller.reportIngressStatus.enable must be set to true. The default is autogenerated and enabled when controller.service.create is set to true and controller.service.type is set to LoadBalancer. Autogenerated
controller.reportIngressStatus.ingressLink Specifies the name of the IngressLink resource, which exposes the Ingress Controller pods via a BIG-IP system. The IP of the BIG-IP system is used when reporting the status of Ingress, VirtualServer and VirtualServerRoute resources. controller.reportIngressStatus.enable must be set to true. ""
controller.reportIngressStatus.enableLeaderElection Enable Leader election to avoid multiple replicas of the controller reporting the status of Ingress resources. controller.reportIngressStatus.enable must be set to true. true
controller.reportIngressStatus.leaderElectionLockName Specifies the name of the ConfigMap, within the same namespace as the controller, used as the lock for leader election. controller.reportIngressStatus.enableLeaderElection must be set to true. Autogenerated
controller.reportIngressStatus.annotations The annotations of the leader election configmap. {}
controller.pod.annotations The annotations of the Ingress Controller pod. {}
controller.pod.extraLabels The additional extra labels of the Ingress Controller pod. {}
controller.appprotect.enable Enables the App Protect WAF module in the Ingress Controller. false
controller.appprotectdos.enable Enables the App Protect DoS module in the Ingress Controller. false
controller.appprotectdos.debug Enable debugging for App Protect DoS. false
controller.appprotectdos.maxDaemons Max number of ADMD instances. 1
controller.appprotectdos.maxWorkers Max number of nginx processes to support. Number of CPU cores in the machine
controller.appprotectdos.memory RAM memory size to consume in MB. 50% of free RAM in the container or 80MB, the smaller
controller.readyStatus.enable Enables the readiness endpoint "/nginx-ready". The endpoint returns a success code when NGINX has loaded all the config after the startup. This also configures a readiness probe for the Ingress Controller pods that uses the readiness endpoint. true
controller.readyStatus.port The HTTP port for the readiness endpoint. 8081
controller.readyStatus.initialDelaySeconds The number of seconds after the Ingress Controller pod has started before readiness probes are initiated. 0
controller.enableLatencyMetrics Enable collection of latency metrics for upstreams. Requires prometheus.create. false
controller.minReadySeconds Specifies the minimum number of seconds for which a newly created Pod should be ready without any of its containers crashing, for it to be considered available. docs 0
controller.autoscaling.enabled Enables HorizontalPodAutoscaling. false
controller.autoscaling.annotations The annotations of the Ingress Controller HorizontalPodAutoscaler. {}
controller.autoscaling.minReplicas Minimum number of replicas for the HPA. 1
controller.autoscaling.maxReplicas Maximum number of replicas for the HPA. 3
controller.autoscaling.targetCPUUtilizationPercentage The target CPU utilization percentage. 50
controller.autoscaling.targetMemoryUtilizationPercentage The target memory utilization percentage. 50
controller.podDisruptionBudget.enabled Enables PodDisruptionBudget. false
controller.podDisruptionBudget.annotations The annotations of the Ingress Controller pod disruption budget {}
controller.podDisruptionBudget.minAvailable The number of Ingress Controller pods that should be available. This is a mutually exclusive setting with “maxUnavailable”. 0
controller.podDisruptionBudget.maxUnavailable The number of Ingress Controller pods that can be unavailable. This is a mutually exclusive setting with “minAvailable”. 0
controller.strategy Specifies the strategy used to replace old Pods with new ones. Docs for Deployment update strategy and Daemonset update strategy {}
controller.disableIPV6 Disable IPV6 listeners explicitly for nodes that do not support the IPV6 stack. false
controller.readOnlyRootFilesystem Configure root filesystem as read-only and add volumes for temporary data. false
rbac.create Configures RBAC. true
prometheus.create Expose NGINX or NGINX Plus metrics in the Prometheus format. true
prometheus.port Configures the port to scrape the metrics. 9113
prometheus.scheme Configures the HTTP scheme to use for connections to the Prometheus endpoint. http
prometheus.secret The namespace / name of a Kubernetes TLS Secret. If specified, this secret is used to secure the Prometheus endpoint with TLS connections. ""
prometheus.service.create Create a Headless service to expose prometheus metrics. Requires prometheus.create. false
prometheus.service.labels Kubernetes object labels to attach to the service object. {service: “nginx-ingress-prometheus-service”}
prometheus.serviceMonitor.create Create a ServiceMonitor custom resource. Requires ServiceMonitor CRD to be installed. For the latest CRD, check the latest release on the prometheus-operator GitHub repo under example/prometheus-operator-crd/monitoring.coreos.com_servicemonitors.yaml false
prometheus.serviceMonitor.labels Kubernetes object labels to attach to the serviceMonitor object. {}
prometheus.serviceMonitor.selectorMatchLabels A set of labels to allow the selection of endpoints for the ServiceMonitor. {service: “nginx-ingress-prometheus-service”}
prometheus.serviceMonitor.endpoints A list of endpoints allowed as part of this ServiceMonitor. [port: prometheus]
serviceInsight.create Expose NGINX Plus Service Insight endpoint. false
serviceInsight.port Configures the port to expose endpoints. 9114
serviceInsight.scheme Configures the HTTP scheme to use for connections to the Service Insight endpoint. http
serviceInsight.secret The namespace / name of a Kubernetes TLS Secret. If specified, this secret is used to secure the Service Insight endpoint with TLS connections. ""
serviceNameOverride Used to prevent cloud load balancers from being replaced due to service name change during helm upgrades. ""
nginxServiceMesh.enable Enable integration with NGINX Service Mesh. See the NGINX Service Mesh docs for more details. Requires controller.nginxplus. false
nginxServiceMesh.enableEgress Enable NGINX Service Mesh workloads to route egress traffic through the Ingress Controller. See the NGINX Service Mesh docs for more details. Requires nginxServiceMesh.enable. false

Notes

  • The values-icp.yaml file is used for deploying the Ingress Controller on IBM Cloud Private. See the blog post for more details.
  • The values-nsm.yaml file is used for deploying the Ingress Controller with NGINX Service Mesh. See the NGINX Service Mesh docs for more details.