Service responsible for the HTTP API to almost all services. Centre of the world. Used by the Frontend, used by Flow steps in almost all regular jobs.
If the API service is down then the Platform is down. Frontend won’t work. New Flow steps can not be started. Existing steps may (or may not) fail depending on component.
Can be scaled to any reasonable amount of pods. Service is stateless itself (but uses external storage – MongoDB).
Use rolling release. Remove pod – start pod with a new version. Forbidden to stop ALL pods.
API will start but not function without the following services:
- Iron-bank (degradation),
- Quota-service (degradation),
- Bran-read (degradation),
- Steward (degradation).