This section clarifies terms specific to TraefikEE.
TraefikEE comes with two Command-Line Interface tools:
The first is the traefikee binary itself, and the latter helps you manage your traefikee cluster (you can see it as a remote).
The control plane consists of components responsible for managing the configuration. Components located in the control plane configure components located in the data planes.
Control Plane Node(s)¶
A control plane node is an instance of TraefikEE that belongs to the control plane.
A cluster command is a request sent to the TraefikEE cluster. The request will be handled by one of the control nodes but will update/request the sate of the whole cluster.
The cluster commands are documented in the
traefikee Command Line Reference section.
Components in the data plane handle the routing of the incoming requests. Components in the data plane are configured by components located in the control planes.
Data Plane Node(s)¶
A data plane node is an instance of TraefikEE that belongs to the data plane.
In the documentation,
infrastructure components refers to third-party tools like orchestrators and key-value stores.
We often mention the quorum in the documentation. In TraefikEE, it is the minimum number of control nodes of a cluster that must be up in order for the cluster to be healthy. For more information on the amount of control nodes your cluster should have, take a look at this section of the documentation.