Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

In this scenario you will learn how to deploy Aspen Mesh the enterprise-ready solution for managing containerized applications at runtime. Aspen Mesh builds on top of Istio and takes the burden out of managing microservices. It provides a hosted service mesh to improve security and collection of metrics and tracing data from applications.

In this scenario learn how to:

  • Deploy Aspen Mesh

  • Simulate application performance issues and failure using Istio

  • Identify problems using Aspen Mesh and Istio Dashboards

Congratulations, you have successfully deployed a canary release using Aspen Mesh onto a Kubernetes cluster.

You learned how to:

  • Deploy Aspen Mesh

  • Simulate application performance issues and failure using Istio

  • Identify problems using Aspen Mesh and Istio Dashboards

Try Aspen Mesh on your Kubernetes cluster with bash <(curl -Ls https://aspenmesh.io/install)

Visualizing and Tracing Traffic using Aspen Mesh

Step 1 of 7

Step 1 - Deploying Aspen Mesh and BookInfo

The first step is to login to the Aspen Mesh dashboard at https://my.aspenmesh.io/. We have already created a temporary account for you. The credentials will be visible in your terminal window.

Task: Deploy Aspen Mesh

To connect Aspen Mesh to the Kubernetes cluster provided, you need to run an installation script. We have downloaded it for you already. You can start it with /opt/install.sh

The script will prompt you for your allocated email address and your chosen password. It will also ask you where to deploy the assets. For now, accept the defaults. The Aspen Mesh installation script will then deploy the required components.

After the script has finished, Istio and the Aspen Mesh Agent will be deployed to the cluster.

View the pods with:

kubectl get pods -n istio-system