From here you can learn all about Istio’s architecture and how to deploy and use Istio.

  • Concepts. Concepts explain some significant aspect of Istio. This is where you can learn about what Istio does and how it does it.

  • Setup. Setup contains instructions for installing the Istio control plane in various environments, as well as instructions for installing the sidecar in the application deployment. Quick start instructions are available for Kubernetes and Docker Compose w/ Consul.

  • Tasks. Tasks show you how to do a single directed activity with Istio.

  • Guides. Guides are fully working stand-alone examples intended to highlight a particular set of Istio’s features.

  • Reference. Detailed exhaustive lists of command-line options, configuration options, API definitions, and procedures.

We’re always looking for help improving our documentation, so please don’t hesitate to file an issue if you see some problem. Or better yet, submit your own contributions to help make our docs better.

Follow this link for the archive of the earlier releases’ documentation.