Istio allows you to configure Sticky Session, among other network features, for your Kubernetes workloads. As we have commented in several posts regarding Istio, istio deploys a service mesh that provides a central control plane to have all the configuration regarding the network aspects of your Kubernetes workloads. This covers many different aspects of the […]
Understanding Istio ServiceEntry: How to Extend Your Service Mesh to External Endpoints
An Istio ServiceEntry is an object within the Istio service mesh that allows you to extend the mesh to external endpoints or internal services that are not part of the platform’s service registry. ServiceEntries allow you to specify details such as hostname, port, and protocol for the external service, as well as the resolution mode to use when accessing it. You can use ServiceEntries to apply Istio features such as load balancing, protocol switching, and authentication to external services. You can also view ServiceEntries in the Kiali graphical representation of the service mesh. ServiceEntries are useful in a variety of scenarios, including when you want to connect to external services or when you have multiple clusters and need to extend the mesh across them.
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Secure Your Services with Istio: A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting up Istio TLS Connections
Looking to secure the communication between services in your Kubernetes cluster with Istio? In this article, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to establish a Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection with Istio. We’ll cover how to expose TLS on the Istio ingress gateway, consume SSL from Istio, and enforce mutual TLS (mTLS) between different services in the cluster. By following the instructions in this guide, you can ensure secure communication and protect your applications from cyber threats. With Istio, you can easily centralize and externalize security aspects, allowing your applications to focus on their business logic and reducing the workload on your development team.
Kiali 101: Understanding and Utilizing this Essential Istio Service Mesh Management Tool
Looking to improve the observability and management of your Istio service mesh? Kiali is here to help. As an open-source project developed by Red Hat, Kiali provides a graphical representation of your mesh, displaying the relationships between service mesh components and key metrics like request and error rates. It also includes tools for monitoring the health of your mesh and troubleshooting issues with service communication. In addition to its observability features, Kiali offers a traffic management module and a configuration management module to help you manage your mesh. Learn how to install and use Kiali to maximize the performance of your service mesh.
Linkerd as the Solution to Solve your Communication Challenges in the Microservice Architecture
CNCF-sponsored service Mesh Linkerd provides a lot of needed features in nowadays microservices architectures.
Technology wars: API Management Solution vs Service Mesh
Service Mesh vs. API Management Solution: is it the same? Are they compatible? Are they rivals? Photo by Alvaro Reyes on Unsplash When we talk about communication in a distributed cloud-native world and especially when we are talking about container-based architectures based on Kubernetes platform like AKS, EKS, Openshift, and so on, two technologies generate a lot […]
Integrating Istio with BWCE Applications
Introduction Services Mesh is one the “greatest new thing” in our PaaS environments. No matter if you’re working with K8S, Docker Swarm, pure-cloud with EKS or AWS, you’ve heard and probably tried to know how can be used this new thing that has so many advantages because it provides a lot of options in handling […]