Is Metallb a pre-req for installing Traefik?

I have used the following commands for installing Traefik.

kubectl create ns traefik
helm repo add traefik
helm repo update
helm install -n traefik traefik traefik/traefik

Then, for kubectl -n traefik get svc/traefik, I see this.

NAME              TYPE           CLUSTER-IP       EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)                      AGE
service/traefik   LoadBalancer   <pending>     80:30346/TCP,443:31696/TCP   9m19s

So, should Metallb be installed before Traefik? (Metallb installation failed for some reason around ConfigMap - but, that is a separate story.)

Hey @chainhead

MetalLB is not the prerequisite for Traefik. However, based on the MetalLB documentation you need to add an annotation to the service in order to get the proper IP from MetalLB list.

You can add that by modifying values for Traefik Helm Chart