Overview

This section of the documentation contains in-depth information about advanced topics pertaining to both Linkerd and namerd. It is divided into the following subsections:

Deployment

Addresses typical deployment models for running Linkerd in your architecture.

Dtabs

Explains delegation tables and delegation rules, the primary mechanism by which Linkerd dynamically routes requests.

Plugins

Sheds light on Linkerd's modular plugin system, and provides a detailed walkthrough for writing your own plugins.

Routing

Provides a comprehensive look at how Linkerd routes requests that it receives.

namerd

Introduces namerd as a service that helps route Linkerd requests and centralizes routing decisions to provide global Linkerd control.

The Linkerd Discourse forum also documents:

  • Network Performance: Common approaches to diagnosing network performance issues that can negatively impact Linkerd.

  • Debugging a Linkerd setup: Common approaches to finding and fixing Linkerd configuration issues that may prevent it from working properly in your setup.