Tag Archives: Istio

Switching to Istio CNI plugin on Azure Kubernetes Service

You might question yourself, why the switch to the Istio CNI plugin might be useful? Istio uses, and other services meshes too, an init container to adjust the iptables rules for redirecting network traffic to/from the sidecar proxy container. The init container uses NET_ADMIN and NET_RAW capabilities to do the iptables changes and thus has more capabilities than per default. Exactly one capability Read more [...]

High available control plane with Istio 1.5 on Azure Kubernetes Service

Back in January I have written a blog post about installing the Istio control plane on AKS in HA mode. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/install-a-high-available-istio-control-plane-on-azure-kubernetes-service/ Since the release of Istio 1.5 this month the overall architecture of the Istio control plane has changed. -> https://istio.io/news/releases/1.5.x/announcing-1.5/#introducing-istiod With Read more [...]

Combine istioctl commands with kubectl-select

Since working with Istio I stumbled a couple of times over some of the istioctl commands that require to select a specific pod or service. Some of these commands are istioctl… …dashboard controlz {Istio pilot pod name} …dashboard envoy {pod name} …experimental describe service {service name} …experimental metrics {service name} ...proxy-config bootstrap {pod name} For Read more [...]

Install a high available Istio control plane on Azure Kubernetes Service

Lately I worked intensively with Istio and focused especially on the topic high availability of the Istio control plane. When you install Istio with the default profile, as mentioned in the Istio documentation, you get a non-high available control plane. istioctl manifest apply \ --set values.global.mtls.enabled=true \ --set values.global.controlPlaneSecurityEnabled=true Per default Istio gets Read more [...]