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Istio: Install

Setup and Configure

Download Istio by running the following command:

curl -L | sh -

Move to the Istio package directory. For example, if the package is istio-1.11.2:

cd istio-1.14.1

Add the istioctl client tool to the PATH for your workstation.

export PATH=$PWD/bin:$PATH

Validate if the cluster meets Istio install requirements by running the precheck:

istioctl x precheck

Output should look simalar to:

✔ No issues found when checking the cluster. 
Istio is safe to install or upgrade!

Install and Adding Integration

  • Istio
istioctl install
  • Prometheus and Grafana
kubectl apply -f samples/addons/prometheus.yaml
kubectl apply -f samples/addons/grafana.yaml
  • Jaeger
kubectl apply -f samples/addons/jaeger.yaml
  • Kiali
kubectl apply -f samples/addons/kiali.yaml


istioctl dashboard <service>

Where <service> is one of:

  • prometheus
  • grafana
  • jaeger
  • kaili

Additional Setup


Install the Gateway

kubectl create namespace istio-ingress
helm install istio-ingress istio/gateway -n istio-ingress