Intro to Istio-Service Mesh for Cloud-Native Kubernetes Apps

Simplifying the complexity of managing polyglot and microservices-based, cloud-native applications

Join Kumulus Technologies’ CTO, Robert Starmer, as he helps you gain a functional understanding of how Istio provides a service mesh on Kubernetes to effectively and efficiently manage microservices-based, cloud-native applications.  A series of concise lectures provide the necessary background on Kubernetes’ and Istio’s architectures and then explains how Istio’s features help simplify microservices management complexity for both cloud operators and application developers. The course wraps up with Labs that provide  instructions on how to deploy Istio on Kubernetes (with instructions to deploy locally on your laptop or leveraging Google Cloud Platform’s GKE), then deploy istio  on Kubernetes, and finally deploy and application and manage it’s behavior with Istio.  This course assumes no prior knowledge of Kubernetes or Istio and will leave you with the fundamental understanding and operational skills to repeatable deploy both k8s and Istio to continue your learning of Istio’s functionality.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the basic architecture of Istio and Istio-Kubernetes interactions..
  • Understand how Istio provides a full-feature service mesh to better run and monitor applications..
  • Deploy Istio on Kubernetes.
  • Use Istio to manage a polyglot, microservices-based application..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 1min.
  • Introduction to Istio –> 7 lectures • 20min.
  • Istio Functionality –> 6 lectures • 17min.
  • Lab Prerequisites – Get Kubernetes –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • Lab Demo 1.1 – Minikube Install –> 6 lectures • 25min.
  • Working WIth Istio –> 7 lectures • 50min.
  • Next Steps –> 1 lecture • 1min.

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Requirements

  • This course is written so that the content is accessible to users with no prior experience with Kubernetes or Istio..
  • Access to a laptop/desktop computer with at least 8 GB RAM (Windows, OSX or Linux) and the ability to install software on that computer (Ability to install software on the computer (the free, open source Vagrant and VirtualBox)..
  • Alternatively: Alternatively access to a Google Cloud Platform account and permissions to use the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) with at least least 4 standard GKE nodes..

Join Kumulus Technologies’ CTO, Robert Starmer, as he helps you gain a functional understanding of how Istio provides a service mesh on Kubernetes to effectively and efficiently manage microservices-based, cloud-native applications.  A series of concise lectures provide the necessary background on Kubernetes’ and Istio’s architectures and then explains how Istio’s features help simplify microservices management complexity for both cloud operators and application developers. The course wraps up with Labs that provide  instructions on how to deploy Istio on Kubernetes (with instructions to deploy locally on your laptop or leveraging Google Cloud Platform’s GKE), then deploy istio  on Kubernetes, and finally deploy and application and manage it’s behavior with Istio.  This course assumes no prior knowledge of Kubernetes or Istio and will leave you with the fundamental understanding and operational skills to repeatable deploy both k8s and Istio to continue your learning of Istio’s functionality.

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