Kubernetes Port Forwarding

April 11, 2022

I have several services deployed to kubernetes. Some of them are external accessible (using an Istio VirtualService) and others are only accessed from within the cluster.

It's possible to port forward from the local machine to a remote port on kubernetes, even one that is not exposed outside the cluster:

$ kubectl -n namespace port-forward deploy/service-name 8081:8091

This will make service-name:8091 available from localhost:8081

Tags: kubernetes k8s istio