Configuration entries can be used to configure the behavior of Consul Connect.
The following configuration entries are supported:
Ingress Gateway - defines the configuration for an ingress gateway
Mesh - controls mesh-wide configuration that applies across namespaces and federated datacenters.
Proxy Defaults - controls proxy configuration
Service Defaults - configures defaults for all the instances of a given service
Service Resolver - matches service instances with a specific Connect upstream discovery requests
Service Router - defines where to send layer 7 traffic based on the HTTP route
Service Splitter - defines how to divide requests for a single HTTP route based on percentages
Terminating Gateway - defines the services associated with terminating gateway
»Managing Configuration Entries
»Using Configuration Entries For Service Defaults
Outside of Kubernetes, when the agent is configured to enable central service configurations, it will look for service configuration defaults that match a registering service instance. If it finds any, the agent will merge those defaults with the service instance configuration. This allows for things like service protocol or proxy configuration to be defined globally and inherited by any affected service registrations.