Expose the Podinfo Pod Service

In order for any Kubernetes object, including other pods, to access the podinfo pod, we have to expose on the Kubernetes network the network ports that should be accessed. When using the Application Load Balancer on EKS, the service type should be NodePort. In more complex architectures, there are other load balancing methods that can be used.

You can create a NodePort Service yaml (as specified by the ALB ingress controller) by running the following command and adding the manifest to your repository as podinfo-service.yaml:

kubectl create service nodeport podinfo --namespace podinfo --tcp=9898:9898  --dry-run -o yaml > podinfo-service.yaml

Alternatively, you can copy and paste the service as defined below to a new file called podinfo-service.yaml:

apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
  name: podinfo
  namespace: podinfo
  type: NodePort
    app: podinfo
    - name: http
      port: 9898
      protocol: TCP