Difficulty: beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

Conduit has two basic components: a data plane comprised of lightweight proxies, which are deployed as sidecar containers alongside your service code, and a control plane of processes that coordinate and manage these proxies. Humans interact with the service mesh via a command-line interface (CLI) or a web app that you use to control the cluster.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to deploy Conduit on your Kubernetes cluster, and how to set up a sample gRPC application.

Afterwards, check out the Using Conduit to debug a service page, where we’ll walk you through how to use Conduit to investigate poorly performing services.

That’s it! 👏

For more information about Conduit, check out the overview doc and the roadmap doc, or hop into the #conduit channel on the Linkerd Slack or browse through the Conduit forum. You can also follow @runconduit on Twitter.

Don’t stop now! The next scenario will only take about 10 minutes to complete.

Conduit - Getting Started

Step 1 of 5

Step 1 - Setup the cluster

Start the cluster via. minikube

minikube start