Reworking our Addon Integrations

A new way to manage installation of telemetry addons.

Jun 4, 2020 | By John Howard - Google

Starting with Istio 1.6, we are introducing a new method for integration with telemetry addons, such as Grafana, Prometheus, Zipkin, Jaeger, and Kiali.

In previous releases, these addons were bundled as part of the Istio installation. This allowed users to quickly get started with Istio without any complicated configurations to install and integrate these addons. However, it came with some issues:


In order to address these gaps, we have made a number of changes:

We hope these changes allow users to make the most of these addons so as to fully experience what Istio can offer.