Data Plane

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graph TB internet((internet)) subgraph worker1 kubelet1(kubelet) kube-proxy1(kube-proxy) subgraph docker1 subgraph podA containerA[container] end subgraph podB containerB[container] end end end internet-->kube-proxy1 api-->kubelet1 kubelet1-->containerA kubelet1-->containerB kube-proxy1-->containerA kube-proxy1-->containerB classDef green fill:#9f6,stroke:#333,stroke-width:4px; classDef orange fill:#f96,stroke:#333,stroke-width:4px; classDef blue fill:#6495ed,stroke:#333,stroke-width:4px; class api blue; class internet green; class kubectl orange;
  • Made up of worker nodes

  • kubelet: Acts as a conduit between the API server and the node

  • kube-proxy: Manages IP translation and routing

Check out the official Kubernetes documentation for a more in-depth explanation of data plane components.