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Features

  • It’s fast
  • No dependency hell, single binary made with go
  • Rest API
  • Multiple backends supported: Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes, Marathon, Mesos, Consul, Etcd, and more to come
  • Watchers for backends, can listen for changes in backends to apply a new configuration automatically
  • Hot-reloading of configuration. No need to restart the process
  • Graceful shutdown http connections
  • Circuit breakers on backends
  • Round Robin, rebalancer load-balancers
  • Rest Metrics
  • Tiny official docker image included
  • SSL backends support
  • SSL frontend support (with SNI)
  • Clean AngularJS Web UI
  • Websocket support
  • HTTP/2 support
  • Retry request if network error
  • Let’s Encrypt support (Automatic HTTPS with renewal)
  • High Availability with cluster mode

Clean UI

Træfik has a simple Web UI based on AngularJS.

frontend

health

Demo

You can have a quick look at Træfik in this Katacoda tutorial that shows how to load balance requests between multiple Docker containers.

Here is a talk given by Ed Robinson at the ContainerCamp UK conference. You will learn fundamental Træfik features and see some demos with Kubernetes.

Here is a talk (in French) given by Emile Vauge at the Devoxx France 2016 conference. You will learn fundamental Træfik features and see some demos with Docker, Mesos/Marathon and Let’s Encrypt.

Get it

./traefik --configFile=traefik.toml
  • Use the tiny Docker image:
docker run -d -p 8080:8080 -p 80:80 -v $PWD/traefik.toml:/etc/traefik/traefik.toml traefik
  • From sources:
git clone https://github.com/containous/traefik

You can find the complete documentation here.