Follow these instructions to prepare a cluster for Istio using the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. To install Istio on IBM Cloud Private, refer to Istio on IBM Cloud Private instead.
To prepare a cluster before manually installing Istio, proceed as follows:
Install the IBM Cloud CLI, the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service plug-in, and the Kubernetes CLI.
Create a standard Kubernetes cluster using the following command. Replace
<cluster-name>with the name you want to use for your cluster and
<zone-name>with the name of an available zone.
$ ibmcloud ks cluster-create --zone <zone-name> --machine-type b3c.4x16 \ --workers 3 --name <cluster-name>
Run the following command to download your cluster configuration for
kubectland then set the
KUBECONFIGenvironment variable as specified in the command output.
$ ibmcloud ks cluster-config <cluster-name>