IBM Cloud

Follow these instructions to prepare an IBM Cloud cluster for Istio. You can install Istio in IBM Cloud Public or IBM Cloud Private.

IBM Cloud Public

  1. Install the IBM Cloud CLI, the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service plug-in, and the Kubernetes CLI.

  2. Create a standard Kubernetes cluster. Replace <cluster-name> with the name of the cluster you want to use in the following instructions.

    $ ibmcloud ks cluster-create --zone <zone-name> --machine-type b3c.4x16 \
      --workers 3 --name <cluster-name>
  3. Retrieve your credentials for kubectl.

    $(ibmcloud ks cluster-config <cluster-name> --export)

IBM Cloud Private

Configure kubectl to access the IBM Cloud Private Cluster.