Announcing Istio 0.6

Major Update

In addition to the usual pile of bug fixes and performance improvements, this release includes the new or updated features detailed below.


  • Custom Envoy Configuration. Pilot now supports ferrying custom Envoy configuration to the proxy. Learn more

Mixer adapters

  • SolarWinds. Mixer can now interface to AppOptics and Papertrail. Learn more

  • Redis Quota. Mixer now supports a Redis-based adapter for rate limit tracking. Learn more

  • Datadog. Mixer now provides an adapter to deliver metric data to a Datadog agent. Learn more


  • Separate Check & Report Clusters. When configuring Envoy, it’s now possible to use different clusters for Mixer instances that are used for Mixer’s Check functionality from those used for Mixer’s Report functionality. This may be useful in large deployments for better scaling of Mixer instances.

  • Monitoring Dashboards. There are now preliminary Mixer & Pilot monitoring dashboard in Grafana.

  • Liveness and Readiness Probes. Istio components now provide canonical liveness and readiness probe support to help ensure mesh infrastructure health.

  • Egress Policy and Telemetry. Istio can monitor traffic to external services defined by EgressRule or External Service. Istio can also apply Mixer policies on this traffic.

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