Runtime Manager Overview
The Runtime Manager
is a Kong Konnect functionality module
that lets you catalogue, connect to, and monitor the status of all runtime
groups and instances in one place, as well as manage group configuration.
The Runtime Manager overview page displays a list of
runtime groups currently owned by the organization. From here, you can add or
delete runtime groups, or go into each individual group to manage runtime
instances and their global configuration.
With Konnect acting as the control plane, a runtime instance
doesn’t need a database to store configuration data. Instead, configuration
is stored in-memory on each node, and you can easily update all runtime instances
in a group with a few clicks.
The Runtime Manager, and the Kong Konnect application as
a whole, does not have access or visibility into the data flowing through your
runtimes, and it does not store any data except the state and connection details
for each runtime instance.
Konnect manages runtime configuration in runtime groups. Each runtime group acts
as a separate control plane and can manage runtime configurations independently
of any other group. See runtime groups
for more information.
Kong does not host runtimes. You must provide your own runtime
The Runtime Manager aims to simplify this process by providing a
script to provision a Kong Gateway runtime in a Docker container,
eliminating any confusion about initial configuration or setup.
You can also
choose to manually configure runtime instances on the following:
See the runtime instance installation options for more detail.