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Instructions for installing the Istio control plane on Kubernetes and adding virtual machines into the mesh.

Downloading the Release

Instructions to download the Istio release.

Quick Start with Kubernetes

Instructions to setup the Istio service mesh in a Kubernetes cluster.

Quick Start with Google Kubernetes Engine

How to quickly setup Istio using Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

Quick Start with Alibaba Cloud Kubernetes Container Service

How to quickly setup Istio using Alibaba Cloud Kubernetes Container Service.

Icon Installation with Helm

Install Istio with the included Helm chart.

Installing the sidecar

Instructions for installing the Istio sidecar in application pods automatically using the sidecar injector webhook or manually using istioctl CLI.

Installation with Ansible

Install Istio with the included Ansible playbook.

Mesh Expansion

Instructions for integrating VMs and bare metal hosts into an Istio mesh deployed on Kubernetes.

Istio Multicluster

Install Istio with multicluster support.

Upgrading Istio

Demonstrates how to upgrade the Istio control plane and data plane independently.

Requirements for Pods and Services

Describes the requirements for Kubernetes pods and services to run Istio.

Platform Setup

How to prepare various Kubernetes platforms before installing Istio.