Istio Hands-On for Kubernetes
Learn how the Istio service mesh can turbo charge your Kubernetes career – with hands on, real world practicals
What you’ll learn
- What are Service Meshes?
- What is Istio?
- How can I run Istio locally?
- What are Envoy Proxies?
- The Istio Control and Data Planes
- Visualising a Cluster using Kiali
- Distributed Tracing using Jaeger
- Monitoring metrics using Grafana
- What are Istio VirtualServices and DestinationRules?
- How to deploy Canaries (and what they are!)
- How to deploy “Dark Releases”
- Istio Gateways
- How to test the resilience of a system using Fault Injection
- Understand standard Kubernetes
- Be familiar with pods, deployments and services from Kubernetes
- Be able to run a Kubernetes environment such as Minikube
- If using Minikube, 4gb is required and therefore an 8gb host machine (laptop/desktop) is required
Updated for Istio 1.5 on April 3 2020!
Istio is one of the most talked-about frameworks in recent years! If you’ve worked with Kubernetes before, then you’ll want to learn Istio! With this hands-on, practical course, you’ll be able to gain experience in running your own Istio Service Meshes.
This course is designed to be clear and understandable – and fun! But we also go into detail – you’ll be learning how to use Istio in real production scenarios – and you’ll be looking at the inner workings of Istio.
You can run this course on your own computer, using Minikube (8Gb of Host Ram required) – you don’t need a cloud provider, although you can also run the course there – anywhere that you can run Kubernetes!
After a brief talk about what Istio is, we go straight into a hands-on demo, where you’ll experience how Istio can solve difficult problems on live projects.
Then you’ll find out the details of:
- Traffic Management
- Visualisation (with Kiali)
- Distributed Tracing (with Jaeger)
- Using Grafana to monitor network traffic
- How to deploy canary releases
- How to do “Dark Releases”
- Istio VirtualServices and DestinationRules
- Load Balancing and Session Affinity
- Istio Gateways
- Resilience testing with Fault Injection
- Circuit Breaking/Outlier Detection
- Securing cluster traffic with Mutual TLS (mTLS)
The “learning curve” for Istio is steep – which is why I’ve designed this course to be as clear and understandable as possible, and I hope with the hands-on demos, you’ll also have fun along the way. But most of all, Istio is an extremely powerful tool, and it’s a great addition to your CV!
- Any Kubernetes developer who wants to learn what Istio can do for them
- Anyone who has tried to understand Istio but finds the standard documentation too confusing
Created by Richard Chesterwood
Last updated 5/2020
Size: 4.83 GB