Cluster discovery service

The cluster discovery service (CDS) is an optional API that Envoy will call to dynamically fetch cluster manager members. Envoy will reconcile the API response and add, modify, or remove known clusters depending on what is required.


Any clusters that are statically defined within the Envoy configuration cannot be modified or removed via the CDS API.


CDS has a statistics tree rooted at cluster_manager.cds. with the following statistics:

Name Type Description
config_reload Counter Total API fetches that resulted in a config reload due to a different config
update_attempt Counter Total API fetches attempted
update_success Counter Total API fetches completed successfully
update_failure Counter Total API fetches that failed because of schema errors
version Gauge Hash of the contents from the last successful API fetch