About the speakerNico Vibert

Nico Vibert is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Isovalent – the company behind the open-source cloud native solution Cilium. Nico has worked in many different roles – operations and support, design and architecture, technical pre-sales – at companies such as HashiCorp, VMware and Cisco. Nico’s focus is primarily on network, cloud and automation and he loves creating content and writing books. Nico regularly speaks at events, whether on a large scale such as VMworld, Cisco Live or at smaller forums such as VMware and AWS User Groups or virtual events such as HashiCorp HashiTalks. Outside of Isovalent, Nico’s passionate about intentional diversity & inclusion initiatives and is Chief DEI Officer at the Open Technology organization OpenUK.

Ingress To Gateway Migration – Mini-Demo

[02:26] In this brief demo, we test a new tool called Ingress2Gateway that lets you convert Kubernetes Ingress resources to Gateway API resources.


Hi, in this quick demo, we’re going to review a new experimental tool called “Ingress to Gateway.” that lets you migrate from the Ingress API to the Gateway API.

The first step is to do is to clone the repo. The main requirement is going to be go to be able to run this tool. It uses your Kubernetes credentials to convert an existing Ingress API configuration.

Here, we’ve got one Ingress called basic Ingress. As you can see, it routes traffic to the details backend over port 9080 based on the /details path. For the home page, we’ll go to the product page.

Now, we can run the go run . command, which will download the required packages, compile, and then execute the “Ingress to Gateway” tool. It creates an output where you can see the Gateway configuration.

With Gateway, we’ve split the resources into multiple resources. So, you get one for the actual Gateway and one for the actual HTTP routes. You can see that we’re referring to the Cilium Gateway and that the HTTP routes are routing traffic again based on the path, for example /details to the required backend.

Please note that this tool is still experimental and is used at your own risk. It worked great for me in deploying this configuration with a Cilium Gateway API and it worked perfectly. It works well on a simple configurations, but I haven’t tested it yet with a more sophisticated one. However, it could be worth exploring if you’re looking at migrating from Ingress to the Gateway API.

All right, thanks for watching!