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Node Affinity & Anti-Affinity with Authservice📜

Affinity is exposed through values options for the Authservice. If you want to schedule your pods to deploy on specific nodes you can do that through the affinity value. Additional info is provided below as well to help in configuring this.

It is good to have a basic knowledge of node affinity and available options to you before customizing in this way - the upstream kubernetes documentation has a good walkthrough of this.

Values for Affinity📜

The affinity value at the top level should be used to specify affinity. The format to include follows what you’d specify at a pod/deployment level. See the example below for scheduling the operator pods only to nodes with the label node-type equal to authservice:

      - matchExpressions:
        - key: node-type
          operator: In
          - authservice

Values for Anti-Affinity📜

The affinity value at the top level for Authservice can be set in the same way to schedule pods based on anti-affinity. Since Authservice defaults to deploying with just 1 replica, the below example shows how to schedule authservice pods to not be scheduled to nodes with pods that are labeled dont-schedule-with: authservice. Alternatively if scaling up Authservice you could make use of the labels on the authservice pods to distribute them across separate nodes.

      - topologyKey: ""
            dont-schedule-with: authservice

Last update: 2021-04-02 by Christopher McGrath