Announcing Istio 1.4
We are pleased to announce the release of Istio 1.4!
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Istio 1.4 continues our efforts at improving the Istio user experience, with a focus on simplification. We’ve also continued to add features that improve the performance and experience of running Istio.
Our implementation of telemetry without Mixer will simplify installation and operation of meshes, all while vastly improving performance. The in-proxy generation of HTTP metrics has graduated from experimental to alpha. Users are very excited about this improvement and we are working hard to get it ready. We’ve also added new experimental features that don’t require Mixer: TCP metrics and Stackdriver metrics.
Authorization policy model in
The authorization policy model is now in Beta with the introduction of the
v1beta1 authorization policy that
focuses on simplification and flexibility. This will also replace the old
v1alpha1 RBAC policy.
Automatic mutual TLS
We added automatic mutual TLS support. It allows you to adopt mutual TLS without needing to configure destination rules. Istio automatically programs client sidecar proxies to send mutual TLS to server endpoints that are able to accept mutual TLS.
Currently this feature must be explicitly enabled, but we plan to enable it by default in a future release.
We’re introducing the
istioctl analyze command to
improve troubleshooting of your mesh. Check for problems with
configuration in your mesh, and even validate new configuration prior to
submitting it to the mesh.
We’ve been doing tons of work to improve Envoy, its feature set, and the
experience of using it. Envoy now exits more gracefully on crashes, supports
more metrics, and can mirror traffic to a percentage of traffic. It reports
the direction of traffic and has better configuration of
Finally, there is a new
that can tell you when configuration
has been pushed to all proxies in the mesh.
- Citadel will now periodically check for and rotate expired root certificates
- We’ve added support for OpenAPI v3 schema validation
- Experimental multi-cluster setup has been added to
- We simplified installation by removing the
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