IBM Cloud

Follow these instructions to prepare an IBM Cloud cluster for Istio.

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (IKS)

Replace <cluster-name> with the name of the cluster you want to use in the following instructions.

  1. Create a new lite or paid Kubernetes cluster.

    Lite cluster:

    $ ibmcloud cs cluster-create --name <cluster-name>

    Paid cluster:

    $ ibmcloud cs cluster-create --location <location> --machine-type u2c.2x4 \
      --name <cluster-name>
  2. Retrieve your credentials for kubectl.

    $(ibmcloud cs cluster-config <cluster-name>|grep "export KUBECONFIG")

IBM Cloud Private

Configure kubectl to access the IBM Cloud Private Cluster.