Meshing non-Ingress nginx pods


We have a number of nginx instances running on our cluster. These are not ingress controllers, but plain ol’ nginx instances with custom configs (we are porting an application that used a number of these). They are simply configured as LoadBalancer services.

How do we, for the purposes of observability, mesh the incoming traffic to these pods? We are running on AKS.

Many thanks,


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Hi @simonjefford

Even though nginx isn’t running as an ingress controller, the same principles from Ingress traffic | Linkerd should still apply. You can mesh these nginx pods normally but you’ll want to make sure your nginx is configured to use “service-upstream”.