Runtime Manager Overview
The Runtime Manager is a Konnect SaaS functionality module
that lets you catalogue, connect to, and monitor the status of all runtimes in
With Konnect acting as the control plane, a runtime
doesn’t need a database to store configuration data. Instead, configuration
is stored in-memory on each node, and you can easily update multiple runtimes
from one Konnect account with a few clicks.
The Runtime Manager, and the Kong Konnect SaaS 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.
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.
Type of Runtimes
A Kong Gateway runtime acts as a data plane, which is a node
serving traffic for the proxy. Data plane nodes are not directly connected
to a database.
Currently, the only supported runtime type in the
Kong Konnect SaaS application is a Kong Gateway
data plane running in a Docker container.