The Dubbo Kubernetes integration.

Clone this repo:
  1. 5ca79d6 Merge pull request #194 from Helltab/feature/ui/framework/vue3 by Ken Liu · 10 days ago master
  2. 1f3800f Merge branch 'master' of into feature/ui/framework/vue3 by helltab · 3 weeks ago
  3. 67ef113 feat(application): by helltab · 3 weeks ago
  4. 0472a91 Merge pull request #189 from Helltab/feature/ui/framework/vue3 by Ken Liu · 4 weeks ago
  5. 8d23305 format by helltab · 4 weeks ago

Build codecov license

The universal Control Plane and Console for managing microservices on any environment - VM and Kubernetes.


Quick Start (under development)

NOTICE: As the project has not been officially released yet, the following commands may not run properly. The best way for now is to refer to the Developer's Guide to learn how to download the source code and build it locally!

  1. Download dubbo-control-plane binary package.

    curl -L | sh -
    cd dubbo-$version
    export PATH=$PWD/bin:$PATH
  2. Install control-plane on Kubernetes

    dubboctl install --profile=demo
  3. Check installation

    kubectl get services -n dubbo-system
  4. Next, deploy Dubbo applications to Kubernetes as shown below:

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Service
      name: demo-service
      namespace: dubbo-demo
        app: dubbo-demo
      type: ClusterIP
        - name: port1
          protocol: http
          port: 80
          targetPort: 8080
    apiVersion: apps/v1
    kind: Deployment
      name: example-app
      namespace: dubbo-demo
            app: dubbo-demo

    If you want to create your own Dubbo application from scratch and deploy it, please use dubboctl we provided below.

  5. Open the following page to check deployment status on control plane UI:

    kubectl port-forward svc/dubbo-control-plane \
      -n dubbo-system 5681:5681





The microservcice architecture built with Dubbo Control Plane consists of two main components:

  • The Dubbo Control Plane configures the data plane - applications developed with Dubbo SDK, for handling service traffic. Users create policies that the dubbo control plane processes to generate configurations for the data plane.
  • The data plane - the Dubbo SDK, connets directly to control plane and receives configurations that can work as the sources for service discovery, traffic routing, load balancing, etc.

Dubbo Control Plane supports two deployment modes: kubernetes and universal.

  • kubernetes mode is like the classic Service Mesh architecture, with all microservices concepts bonded to kubernetes resources. Unlike classic service mesh solutions like istio, Dubbo favors a proxyless data plane deployment - with no envoy sidecar.
  • universal is the traditional microservice architecture that all Dubbo users are already familiar with. Unlike the kubernetes mode, it usually needs a dedicated registry like Nacos or Zookeeper for service discovery, etc.


In kubernetes mode, the control plane will interact directly with the Kubernetes API-SERVER, watching the kubernetes resources and transform them as xDS resources for service discovery and traffic management configurations.


We all know the service definitions of Kubernetes and Dubo are different, Kubernetes Service is more like an application concept run on a selected group of pods while Dubbo Service can mean a specific RPC service inside the application process. So how does dubbo control plane manages to bridge the interface-application gap, check here for more details.


In Universal mode, Dubbo still uses Nacos or Zookeeper as registries for service discovery, control plane then interact with registry directly to work as the console UI, as the entry point for viewing and managing the cluster.


Multiple clusters

Dubbo Control Plane supports running your services in multiple zones. It is even possible to run with a mix of Kubernetes and Universal zones. Your microservice environment can include multiple isolated services, and workloads running in different regions, on different clouds, or in different datacenters. A zone can be a Kubernetes cluster, a VPC, or any other deployment you need to include in the same distributed microservice environment. The only condition is that all the data planes running within the zone must be able to connect to the other data planes in this same zone.

Dubbo Control Plane supports a global deployment mode that can connect different zone region clusters. The picture below shows how it works.



  • Security
  • Metrics
  • Cross-cluster communication
  • Console


  • Dubboctl
  • Console UI Design
  • Dubbo java xDS implementation
  • Dubbo go xDS implementation