Session Affinity timeout

I am using ClientIP in sessionAffinity (in my service configuration), want to know more about session affinity timeout.

I wanted to achieve HA b/w websocket processes that is the reason for configuring service with sesssion affinity.

In my experiment, I had two pods which had to communicate to a process outside the cluster, I had kept the session affinity timeout to 120 seconds, my expectation was after every 120 seconds the connection b/w external process and the pod would get switched to the other pod (as there are 2 pods), but I didn’t see this happening consistently. Is it that if connection is stable , it will not switch?

It will be helpful if I get more clarity.


Cluster information:

Kubernetes version:

➜ kubectl version  
Client Version: version.Info{Major:"1", Minor:"21", GitVersion:"v1.21.0", GitCommit:"cb303e613a121a29364f75cc67d3d580833a7479", GitTreeState:"clean", BuildDate:"2021-04-08T16:31:21Z", GoVersion:"go1.16.1", Compi
ler:"gc", Platform:"linux/amd64"}
Server Version: version.Info{Major:"1", Minor:"18", GitVersion:"v1.18.10", GitCommit:"62876fc6d93e891aa7fbe19771e6a6c03773b0f7", GitTreeState:"clean", BuildDate:"2020-10-15T01:43:56Z", GoVersion:"go1.13.15", Com
piler:"gc", Platform:"linux/amd64"}
WARNING: version difference between client (1.21) and server (1.18) exceeds the supported minor version skew of +/-1

Cloud being used: (put bare-metal if not on a public cloud) : bare-metal
Host OS: Ubuntu 18.04