Difficulty: beginner
Estimated Time: 10-15 minutes

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Welcome to the Digital Academy "Kubernetes CNCF" series. This is Module 5 - Deploy Istio on Kubernetes.

In this scenario, you will learn how to deploy Istio Service Mesh to Kubernetes. Istio is an open platform that provides a uniform way to connect, manage, and secure microservices. Istio supports managing traffic flows between microservices, enforcing access policies, and aggregating telemetry data, all without requiring changes to the microservice code

Note: The scenario uses the sample BookInfo application. The application has no dependencies on Istio and demonstrates how any application could build upon Istio without modifications.

For more information, see the Istio documentation.

Developer(s): William Hearn and Zachary Seguin

Module 5 - Getting Started with Istio

Step 1 of 7

Launch Kubernetes Cluster

To start, launch the Kubernetes cluster. This will launch a two-node Kubernetes cluster with one master and one node.


Health Check

Once started, you can get the status of the cluster with kubectl cluster-info