Guides include a variety of fully working example uses for Istio that you can experiment with.

  • Bookinfo. This guide deploys a sample application composed of four separate microservices which will be used to demonstrate various features of the Istio service mesh.
  • Intelligent Routing. This guide demonstrates how to use various traffic management capabilities of an Istio service mesh.
  • In-Depth Telemetry. This sample demonstrates how to obtain uniform metrics, logs, traces across different services using Istio Mixer and Istio sidecar.
  • Integrating Virtual Machines. This sample deploys the Bookinfo services across Kubernetes and a set of virtual machines, and illustrates how to use the Istio service mesh to control this infrastructure as a single mesh.