OSM MeshConfig

OSM deploys a MeshConfig resource osm-mesh-config as a part of its control plane (in the same namespace as that of the osm-controller pod) which can be updated by the mesh owner/operator at any time. The purpose of this MeshConfig is to provide the mesh owner/operator the ability to update some of the mesh configurations based on their needs.

At the time of install, the OSM MeshConfig is deployed from a preset MeshConfig (preset-mesh-config) which can be found under charts/osm/templates. To view your osm-mesh-config in CLI use the kubectl get command.

# Replace osm-system with osm-controller's namespace if using a non-default namespace
kubectl get meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -o yaml

Note: Values in the MeshConfig osm-mesh-config are persisted across upgrades.

Configure OSM MeshConfig

Kubectl Patch Command

Changes to osm-mesh-config can be made using the kubectl patch command.

# Replace osm-system with osm-controller's namespace if using a non-default namespace
kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"traffic":{"enableEgress":true}}}'  --type=merge

Refer to the Config API reference for more information.

If an incorrect value is used, validations on the MeshConfig CRD will prevent the change with an error message explaining why the value is invalid. For example, the below command shows what happens if we patch enableEgress to a non-boolean value.

kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"traffic":{"enableEgress":"no"}}}'  --type=merge
# Validations on the CRD will deny this change
The MeshConfig "osm-mesh-config" is invalid: spec.traffic.enableEgress: Invalid value: "string": spec.traffic.enableEgress in body must be of type boolean: "string"

Kubectl Patch Command for Each Key Type

Key Type Default Value Kubectl Patch Command Examples
spec.traffic.enableEgress bool false kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"traffic":{"enableEgress":true}}}' --type=merge
spec.traffic.enablePermissiveTrafficPolicyMode bool false kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"traffic":{"enablePermissiveTrafficPolicyMode":true}}}' --type=merge
spec.traffic.useHTTPSIngress bool false kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"traffic":{"useHTTPSIngress":true}}}' --type=merge
spec.traffic.outboundPortExclusionList array [] kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"traffic":{"outboundPortExclusionList":6379,8080}}}' --type=merge
spec.traffic.outboundIPRangeExclusionList array [] kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"traffic":{"outboundIPRangeExclusionList":"10.0.0.0/32,1.1.1.1/24"}}}' --type=merge
spec.certificate.serviceCertValidityDuration string "24h" kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"certificate":{"serviceCertValidityDuration":"24h"}}}' --type=merge
spec.observability.enableDebugServer bool false kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"observability":{"serviceCertValidityDuration":true}}}' --type=merge
spec.observability.tracing.enable bool "jaeger.osm-system.svc.cluster.local" kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"observability":{"tracing":{"address": "jaeger.osm-system.svc.cluster.local"}}}}' --type=merge
spec.observability.tracing.address string "/api/v2/spans" kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"observability":{"tracing":{"endpoint":"/api/v2/spans"}}}}' --type=merge' --type=merge
spec.observability.tracing.endpoint string false kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"observability":{"tracing":{"enable":true}}}}' --type=merge
spec.observability.tracing.port int 9411 kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"observability":{"tracing":{"port":9411}}}}' --type=merge
spec.sidecar.enablePrivilegedInitContainer bool false kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"sidecar":{"enablePrivilegedInitContainer":true}}}' --type=merge
spec.sidecar.logLevel string "error" kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"sidecar":{"logLevel":"error"}}}' --type=merge
spec.sidecar.maxDataPlaneConnections int 0 kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"sidecar":{"maxDataPlaneConnections":"error"}}}' --type=merge
spec.sidecar.envoyImage string "envoyproxy/envoy-alpine:v1.17.2" kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"sidecar":{"envoyImage":"envoyproxy/envoy-alpine:v1.17.2"}}}' --type=merge
spec.sidecar.initContainerImage string "openservicemesh/init:v0.9.2" kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"sidecar":{"initContainerImage":"openservicemesh/init:v0.9.2"}}}' --type=merge
spec.sidecar.configResyncInterval string "0s" kubectl patch meshconfig osm-mesh-config -n osm-system -p '{"spec":{"sidecar":{"configResyncInterval":"30s"}}}' --type=merge