istioctl

Istio configuration command line utility for service operators to debug and diagnose their Istio mesh.

FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

istioctl auth

(auth is experimental. Use `istioctl experimental auth`)

istioctl auth [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

istioctl authn

A group of commands used to interact with Istio authentication policies. tls-check

FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

# Check whether TLS setting are matching between authentication policy and destination rules:
istioctl authn tls-check

istioctl authn tls-check

Check what authentication policies and destination rules pilot uses to config a proxy instance, and check if TLS settings are compatible between them.

istioctl authn tls-check <pod-name[.namespace]> [<service>] [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples


# Check settings for pod "foo-656bd7df7c-5zp4s" in namespace default:
istioctl authn tls-check foo-656bd7df7c-5zp4s.default

# Check settings for pod "foo-656bd7df7c-5zp4s" in namespace default, filtered on destination
service "bar" :
istioctl authn tls-check foo-656bd7df7c-5zp4s.default bar

istioctl convert-ingress

Converts Ingresses into VirtualService configuration on a best effort basis. The output should be considered a starting point for your Istio configuration and probably require some minor modification. Warnings will be generated where configs cannot be converted perfectly. The input must be a Kubernetes Ingress. The conversion of v1alpha1 Istio rules has been removed from istioctl.

istioctl convert-ingress [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--filenames <stringSlice>-fInput filenames (default `[]`)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oOutput filename (default `-`)

Examples

istioctl experimental convert-ingress -f samples/bookinfo/platform/kube/bookinfo-ingress.yaml

istioctl dashboard

Access to Istio web UIs

istioctl dashboard [flags]
istioctl dash [flags]
istioctl d [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

istioctl dashboard controlz

Open the ControlZ web UI for a pod in the Istio control plane

istioctl dashboard controlz <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--ctrlz_port <int>ControlZ port (default `9876`)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental dashboard controlz pilot-123-456.istio-system

istioctl dashboard envoy

Open the Envoy admin dashboard for a sidecar

istioctl dashboard envoy <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental dashboard envoy productpage-123-456.default

istioctl dashboard grafana

Open Istio's Grafana dashboard

istioctl dashboard grafana [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental dashboard grafana

istioctl dashboard jaeger

Open Istio's Jaeger dashboard

istioctl dashboard jaeger [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental dashboard jaeger

istioctl dashboard kiali

Open Istio's Kiali dashboard

istioctl dashboard kiali [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental dashboard kiali

istioctl dashboard prometheus

Open Istio's Prometheus dashboard

istioctl dashboard prometheus [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental dashboard prometheus

istioctl dashboard zipkin

Open Istio's Zipkin dashboard

istioctl dashboard zipkin [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental dashboard zipkin

istioctl deregister

De-registers a service instance

istioctl deregister <svcname> <ip> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

# de-register an endpoint 172.17.0.2 from service my-svc:
istioctl deregister my-svc 172.17.0.2

istioctl experimental

Experimental commands that may be modified or deprecated

FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

istioctl experimental add-to-mesh

Add workloads into Istio service mesh

istioctl experimental add-to-mesh [flags]
istioctl experimental add [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

istioctl experimental add-to-mesh external-service

istioctl experimental add-to-mesh external-service create a ServiceEntry and\ a Service without selector for the specified external service in Istio service mesh. The typical usage scenario is Mesh Expansion on VMs. THIS COMMAND IS STILL UNDER ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND NOT READY FOR PRODUCTION USE.

istioctl experimental add-to-mesh external-service <svcname> <ip>... [name1:]port1 [name2:]port2 ... [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--annotations <stringSlice>-aList of string annotations to apply if creating a service/endpoint; e.g. -a foo=bar,x=y (default `[]`)
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--labels <stringSlice>-lList of labels to apply if creating a service/endpoint; e.g. -l env=prod,vers=2 (default `[]`)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--serviceaccount <string>-sService account to link to the service (default `default`)

Examples

istioctl experimental add-to-mesh external-service vmhttp 172.12.23.125,172.12.23.126\
http:9080 tcp:8888 -l app=test,version=v1 -a env=stage -s stageAdmin

istioctl experimental add-to-mesh service

istioctl experimental add-to-mesh service restarts pods with the Istio sidecar. Use 'add-to-mesh' to test deployments for compatibility with Istio. If your service does not function after using 'add-to-mesh' you must re-deploy it and troubleshoot it for Istio compatibility. See https://istio.io/docs/setup/kubernetes/additional-setup/requirements/ THIS COMMAND IS STILL UNDER ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND NOT READY FOR PRODUCTION USE.

istioctl experimental add-to-mesh service [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--injectConfigFile <string>injection configuration filename. Cannot be used with --injectConfigMapName (default ``)
--injectConfigMapName <string>ConfigMap name for Istio sidecar injection, key should be "config". (default `istio-sidecar-injector`)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--meshConfigFile <string>mesh configuration filename. Takes precedence over --meshConfigMapName if set (default ``)
--meshConfigMapName <string>ConfigMap name for Istio mesh configuration, key should be "mesh" (default `istio`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--valuesFile <string>injection values configuration filename. (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental add-to-mesh service productpage

istioctl experimental analyze

Analyze Istio configuration and print validation messages

istioctl experimental analyze <file|globpattern>... [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--use-kube-kUse live kubernetes cluster for analysis

Examples


# Analyze yaml files
istioctl experimental analyze a.yaml b.yaml

# Analyze the current live cluster
istioctl experimental analyze -k

# Analyze the current live cluster, simulating the effect of applying additional yaml files
istioctl experimental analyze -k a.yaml b.yaml

istioctl experimental auth

Commands to inspect and interact with the authentication (TLS, JWT) and authorization (RBAC) policies in the mesh check - check the TLS/JWT/RBAC settings based on the Envoy config validate - check for potential incorrect usage in authorization policy files.

FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

  # Check the TLS/JWT/RBAC settings for pod httpbin-88ddbcfdd-nt5jb:
  istioctl experimental auth check httpbin-88ddbcfdd-nt5jb

istioctl experimental auth check

Check analyzes the TLS/JWT/RBAC settings directly based on the Envoy config. The Envoy config could be provided either by pod name or from a config dump file (the whole output of http://localhost:15000/config_dump of an Envoy instance).

Currently only the listeners with node IP and clusters on outbound direction are analyzed: - listeners with node IP generally tell how should other pods talk to the Envoy instance which include the server side TLS/JWT/RBAC settings.

- clusters on outbound direction generally tell how should the Envoy instance talk to other pods which include the client side TLS settings.

To check the TLS setting, you could run 'check' on both of the client and server pods and compare the cluster results of the client pod and the listener results of the server pod.

To check the JWT/RBAC setting, you could run 'check' only on your server pods and check the listener results.

THIS COMMAND IS STILL UNDER ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND NOT READY FOR PRODUCTION USE.

istioctl experimental auth check <pod-name>[.<pod-namespace>] [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--all-aShow additional information (e.g. SNI and ALPN)
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--file <string>-fCheck the TLS/JWT/RBAC setting from the config dump file (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

  # Check the TLS/JWT/RBAC policy status for pod httpbin-88ddbcfdd-nt5jb in namespace foo:
  istioctl experimental auth check httpbin-88ddbcfdd-nt5jb.foo

  # Check the TLS/JWT/RBAC policy status from a config dump file:
  istioctl experimental auth check -f httpbin_config_dump.txt

istioctl experimental auth validate

This command goes through all authorization policy files and finds potential issues such as: * ServiceRoleBinding refers to a non existing ServiceRole. * ServiceRole not used. It does not require access to the cluster as the validation is against local files.

istioctl experimental auth validate <policy-file1,policy-file2,...> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--file <stringSlice>-fAuthorization policy file (default `[]`)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental auth validate -f policy1.yaml,policy2.yaml

istioctl experimental convert-ingress

(convert-ingress has graduated. Use `istioctl convert-ingress`)

istioctl experimental convert-ingress [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

istioctl experimental create-remote-secret

Create a secret with credentials to allow Istio to access remote Kubernetes apiservers

istioctl experimental create-remote-secret <cluster-name> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--service-account <string>create a secret with this service account's credentials. (default `istio-pilot-service-account`)

Examples


# Create a secret to access cluster c0's apiserver and install it in cluster c1.
istioctl --kubeconfig=c0.yaml x create-remote-secret c0 \
    | kubectl -n istio-system --kubeconfig=c1.yaml apply -f -

# Delete a secret that was previously installed in c1
istioctl --kubeconfig=c0.yaml x create-remote-secret c1 \
    | kubectl -n istio-system --kubeconfig=c1.yaml delete -f -


istioctl experimental dashboard

(dashboard has graduated. Use `istioctl dashboard`)

istioctl experimental dashboard [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

istioctl experimental describe

Describe resource and related Istio configuration

istioctl experimental describe [flags]
istioctl experimental des [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

istioctl experimental describe pod

Analyzes pod, its Services, DestinationRules, and VirtualServices and reports the configuration objects that affect that pod.

THIS COMMAND IS STILL UNDER ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND NOT READY FOR PRODUCTION USE.

istioctl experimental describe pod <pod> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--ignoreUnmeshedSuppress warnings for unmeshed pods
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental describe pod productpage-v1-c7765c886-7zzd4

istioctl experimental kube-uninject

kube-uninject is used to prevent Istio from adding a sidecar and also provides the inverse of "istioctl kube-inject -f".

istioctl experimental kube-uninject [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--filename <string>-fInput Kubernetes resource filename (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oModified output Kubernetes resource filename (default ``)

Examples


# Update resources before applying.
kubectl apply -f <(istioctl experimental kube-uninject -f <resource.yaml>)

# Create a persistent version of the deployment by removing Envoy sidecar.
istioctl experimental kube-uninject -f deployment.yaml -o deployment-uninjected.yaml

# Update an existing deployment.
kubectl get deployment -o yaml | istioctl experimental kube-uninject -f - | kubectl apply -f -

istioctl experimental manifest

The manifest subcommand generates, applies, diffs or migrates Istio manifests.

FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--dry-runConsole/log output only, make no changes.
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--logtostderrSend logs to stderr.
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--verboseVerbose output.

istioctl experimental manifest apply

The apply subcommand generates an Istio install manifest and applies it to a cluster.

istioctl experimental manifest apply [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--dry-runConsole/log output only, make no changes.
--filename <string>-fPath to file containing IstioControlPlane CustomResource. (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--logtostderrSend logs to stderr.
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--readiness-timeout <duration>Maximum seconds to wait for all Istio resources to be ready. The --wait flag must be set for this flag to apply. (default `5m0s`)
--set <stringSlice>-sSet a value in IstioControlPlane CustomResource. e.g. --set policy.enabled=true. Overrides the corresponding path value in the selected profile or passed through IstioControlPlane CR customization file. (default `[]`)
--verboseVerbose output.
--wait-wWait, if set will wait until all Pods, Services, and minimum number of Pods of a Deployment are in a ready state before the command exits. It will wait for a maximum duration of --readiness-timeout seconds.

istioctl experimental manifest diff

The diff subcommand compares manifests from two files or directories.

istioctl experimental manifest diff [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--directory-rcompare directory
--dry-runConsole/log output only, make no changes.
--ignore <string>ignoreResources ignores all listed items during comparison. It uses the same list format as selectResources. (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--logtostderrSend logs to stderr.
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--select <string>selectResources constrains the list of resources to compare to only the ones in this list, ignoring all others. The format of each list item is "::" and the items are comma separated. The "*" character represents wildcard selection. e.g. Deployment:istio-system:* - compare all deployments in istio-system namespace Service:*:istio-pilot - compare Services called "istio-pilot" in all namespaces. (default `::`)
--verboseVerbose output.

istioctl experimental manifest generate

The generate subcommand generates an Istio install manifest and outputs to the console by default.

istioctl experimental manifest generate [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--dry-runConsole/log output only, make no changes.
--filename <string>-fPath to file containing IstioControlPlane CustomResource. (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--logtostderrSend logs to stderr.
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oManifest output directory path. (default ``)
--set <stringSlice>-sSet a value in IstioControlPlane CustomResource. e.g. --set policy.enabled=true. Overrides the corresponding path value in the selected profile or passed through IstioControlPlane CR customization file. (default `[]`)
--verboseVerbose output.

istioctl experimental manifest migrate

The migrate subcommand migrates a configuration from Helm values format to IstioControlPlane format.

istioctl experimental manifest migrate [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--dry-runConsole/log output only, make no changes.
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--logtostderrSend logs to stderr.
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--verboseVerbose output.

istioctl experimental manifest versions

List the version of Istio recommended for and supported by this version of the operator binary.

istioctl experimental manifest versions [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--dry-runConsole/log output only, make no changes.
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--logtostderrSend logs to stderr.
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--verboseVerbose output.
--versionsURI <string>-uURI for operator versions to Istio versions map. (default `https://raw.githubusercontent.com/istio/operator/master/version/versions.yaml`)

istioctl experimental metrics

Prints the metrics for the specified service(s) when running in Kubernetes.

This command finds a Prometheus pod running in the specified istio system namespace. It then executes a series of queries per requested workload to find the following top-level workload metrics: total requests per second, error rate, and request latency at p50, p90, and p99 percentiles. The query results are printed to the console, organized by workload name.

All metrics returned are from server-side reports. This means that latencies and error rates are from the perspective of the service itself and not of an individual client (or aggregate set of clients). Rates and latencies are calculated over a time interval of 1 minute.

istioctl experimental metrics <workload name>...
istioctl experimental m <workload name>...
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples


# Retrieve workload metrics for productpage-v1 workload
istioctl experimental metrics productpage-v1

# Retrieve workload metrics for various services in the different namespaces
istioctl experimental metrics productpage-v1.foo reviews-v1.bar ratings-v1.baz

istioctl experimental profile

The profile subcommand lists, dumps or diffs Istio configuration profiles.

FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--dry-runConsole/log output only, make no changes.
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--logtostderrSend logs to stderr.
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--verboseVerbose output.

istioctl experimental profile diff

The diff subcommand displays the differences between two Istio configuration profiles.

istioctl experimental profile diff [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--dry-runConsole/log output only, make no changes.
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--logtostderrSend logs to stderr.
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--verboseVerbose output.

istioctl experimental profile dump

The dump subcommand dumps the values in an Istio configuration profile.

istioctl experimental profile dump [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--config-path <string>-pThe path the root of the configuration subtree to dump e.g. trafficManagement.components.pilot. By default, dump whole tree. (default ``)
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--dry-runConsole/log output only, make no changes.
--filename <string>-fPath to file containing IstioControlPlane CustomResource. (default ``)
--helm-valuesIf set, dumps the Helm values that IstioControlPlaceSpec is translated to before manifests are rendered.
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--logtostderrSend logs to stderr.
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--verboseVerbose output.

istioctl experimental profile list

The list subcommand lists the available Istio configuration profiles.

istioctl experimental profile list [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--dry-runConsole/log output only, make no changes.
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--logtostderrSend logs to stderr.
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--verboseVerbose output.

istioctl experimental remove-from-mesh

Remove workloads from Istio service mesh

istioctl experimental remove-from-mesh [flags]
istioctl experimental rm [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

istioctl experimental remove-from-mesh external-service

istioctl experimental remove-from-mesh external-service remove the ServiceEntry and\ the kubernetes Service for the specified external service(eg:services running on VM) from Istio service mesh. The typical usage scenario is Mesh Expansion on VMs. THIS COMMAND IS STILL UNDER ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND NOT READY FOR PRODUCTION USE.

istioctl experimental remove-from-mesh external-service <svcname> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental remove-from-mesh external-service vmhttp

istioctl experimental remove-from-mesh service

istioctl experimental remove-from-mesh service restarts pods with the Istio sidecar un-injected. THIS COMMAND IS STILL UNDER ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND NOT READY FOR PRODUCTION USE.

istioctl experimental remove-from-mesh service [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)

Examples

istioctl experimental remove-from-mesh service productpage

istioctl kube-inject

kube-inject manually injects the Envoy sidecar into Kubernetes workloads. Unsupported resources are left unmodified so it is safe to run kube-inject over a single file that contains multiple Service, ConfigMap, Deployment, etc. definitions for a complex application. It's best to do this when the resource is initially created.

k8s.io/docs/concepts/workloads/pods/pod-overview/#pod-templates is updated for Job, DaemonSet, ReplicaSet, Pod and Deployment YAML resource documents. Support for additional pod-based resource types can be added as necessary.

The Istio project is continually evolving so the Istio sidecar configuration may change unannounced. When in doubt re-run istioctl kube-inject on deployments to get the most up-to-date changes.

istioctl kube-inject [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--filename <string>-fInput Kubernetes resource filename (default ``)
--injectConfigFile <string>injection configuration filename. Cannot be used with --injectConfigMapName (default ``)
--injectConfigMapName <string>ConfigMap name for Istio sidecar injection, key should be "config". (default `istio-sidecar-injector`)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--meshConfigFile <string>mesh configuration filename. Takes precedence over --meshConfigMapName if set (default ``)
--meshConfigMapName <string>ConfigMap name for Istio mesh configuration, key should be "mesh" (default `istio`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oModified output Kubernetes resource filename (default ``)
--valuesFile <string>injection values configuration filename. (default ``)

Examples


# Update resources on the fly before applying.
kubectl apply -f <(istioctl kube-inject -f <resource.yaml>)

# Create a persistent version of the deployment with Envoy sidecar
# injected.
istioctl kube-inject -f deployment.yaml -o deployment-injected.yaml

# Update an existing deployment.
kubectl get deployment -o yaml | istioctl kube-inject -f - | kubectl apply -f -

# Capture cluster configuration for later use with kube-inject
kubectl -n istio-system get cm istio-sidecar-injector  -o jsonpath="{.data.config}" > /tmp/inj-template.tmpl
kubectl -n istio-system get cm istio -o jsonpath="{.data.mesh}" > /tmp/mesh.yaml
kubectl -n istio-system get cm istio-sidecar-injector -o jsonpath="{.data.values}" > /tmp/values.json
# Use kube-inject based on captured configuration
istioctl kube-inject -f samples/bookinfo/platform/kube/bookinfo.yaml \
	--injectConfigFile /tmp/inj-template.tmpl \
	--meshConfigFile /tmp/mesh.yaml \
	--valuesFile /tmp/values.json

istioctl proxy-config

A group of commands used to retrieve information about proxy configuration from the Envoy config dump

FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oOutput format: one of json|short (default `short`)

Examples

  # Retrieve information about proxy configuration from an Envoy instance.
  istioctl proxy-config <clusters|listeners|routes|endpoints|bootstrap> <pod-name[.namespace]>

istioctl proxy-config bootstrap

Retrieve information about bootstrap configuration for the Envoy instance in the specified pod.

istioctl proxy-config bootstrap <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
istioctl proxy-config b <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oOutput format: one of json|short (default `short`)

Examples

  # Retrieve full bootstrap configuration for a given pod from Envoy.
  istioctl proxy-config bootstrap <pod-name[.namespace]>

istioctl proxy-config cluster

Retrieve information about cluster configuration for the Envoy instance in the specified pod.

istioctl proxy-config cluster <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
istioctl proxy-config clusters <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
istioctl proxy-config c <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--direction <string>Filter clusters by Direction field (default ``)
--fqdn <string>Filter clusters by substring of Service FQDN field (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oOutput format: one of json|short (default `short`)
--port <int>Filter clusters by Port field (default `0`)
--subset <string>Filter clusters by substring of Subset field (default ``)

Examples

  # Retrieve summary about cluster configuration for a given pod from Envoy.
  istioctl proxy-config clusters <pod-name[.namespace]>

  # Retrieve cluster summary for clusters with port 9080.
  istioctl proxy-config clusters <pod-name[.namespace]> --port 9080

  # Retrieve full cluster dump for clusters that are inbound with a FQDN of details.default.svc.cluster.local.
  istioctl proxy-config clusters <pod-name[.namespace]> --fqdn details.default.svc.cluster.local --direction inbound -o json

istioctl proxy-config endpoint

Retrieve information about endpoint configuration for the Envoy instance in the specified pod.

istioctl proxy-config endpoint <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
istioctl proxy-config endpoints <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
istioctl proxy-config ep <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--address <string>Filter endpoints by address field (default ``)
--cluster <string>Filter endpoints by cluster name field (default ``)
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oOutput format: one of json|short (default `short`)
--port <int>Filter endpoints by Port field (default `0`)
--status <string>Filter endpoints by status field (default ``)

Examples

  # Retrieve full endpoint configuration for a given pod from Envoy.
  istioctl proxy-config endpoint <pod-name[.namespace]>

  # Retrieve endpoint summary for endpoint with port 9080.
  istioctl proxy-config endpoint <pod-name[.namespace]> --port 9080

  # Retrieve full endpoint with a address (172.17.0.2).
  istioctl proxy-config endpoint <pod-name[.namespace]> --address 172.17.0.2 -o json

  # Retrieve full endpoint with a cluster name (outbound|9411||zipkin.istio-system.svc.cluster.local).
  istioctl proxy-config endpoint <pod-name[.namespace]> --cluster "outbound|9411||zipkin.istio-system.svc.cluster.local" -o json
  # Retrieve full endpoint with the status (healthy).
  istioctl proxy-config endpoint <pod-name[.namespace]> --status healthy -ojson

istioctl proxy-config listener

Retrieve information about listener configuration for the Envoy instance in the specified pod.

istioctl proxy-config listener <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
istioctl proxy-config listeners <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
istioctl proxy-config l <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--address <string>Filter listeners by address field (default ``)
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oOutput format: one of json|short (default `short`)
--port <int>Filter listeners by Port field (default `0`)
--type <string>Filter listeners by type field (default ``)

Examples

  # Retrieve summary about listener configuration for a given pod from Envoy.
  istioctl proxy-config listeners <pod-name[.namespace]>

  # Retrieve listener summary for listeners with port 9080.
  istioctl proxy-config listeners <pod-name[.namespace]> --port 9080

  # Retrieve full listener dump for HTTP listeners with a wildcard address (0.0.0.0).
  istioctl proxy-config listeners <pod-name[.namespace]> --type HTTP --address 0.0.0.0 -o json

istioctl proxy-config route

Retrieve information about route configuration for the Envoy instance in the specified pod.

istioctl proxy-config route <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
istioctl proxy-config routes <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
istioctl proxy-config r <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--name <string>Filter listeners by route name field (default ``)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oOutput format: one of json|short (default `short`)

Examples

  # Retrieve summary about route configuration for a given pod from Envoy.
  istioctl proxy-config routes <pod-name[.namespace]>

  # Retrieve route summary for route 9080.
  istioctl proxy-config route <pod-name[.namespace]> --name 9080

  # Retrieve full route dump for route 9080
  istioctl proxy-config route <pod-name[.namespace]> --name 9080 -o json

istioctl proxy-config secret

(experimental) Retrieve information about secret configuration for the Envoy instance in the specified pod.

istioctl proxy-config secret <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
istioctl proxy-config s <pod-name[.namespace]> [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oOutput format: one of json|short (default `short`)

Examples

  # Retrieve full secret configuration for a given pod from Envoy.
  istioctl proxy-config secret <pod-name[.namespace]>

THIS COMMAND IS STILL UNDER ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND NOT READY FOR PRODUCTION USE.

istioctl proxy-status

Retrieves last sent and last acknowledged xDS sync from Pilot to each Envoy in the mesh

istioctl proxy-status [<pod-name[.namespace]>] [flags]
istioctl ps [<pod-name[.namespace]>] [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--sds-s(experimental) Retrieve synchronization between active secrets on Envoy instance with those on corresponding node agents
--sds-jsonDetermines whether SDS dump outputs JSON

Examples

# Retrieve sync status for all Envoys in a mesh
	istioctl proxy-status

# Retrieve sync diff for a single Envoy and Pilot
	istioctl proxy-status istio-egressgateway-59585c5b9c-ndc59.istio-system

istioctl register

Registers a service instance (e.g. VM) joining the mesh

istioctl register <svcname> <ip> [name1:]port1 [name2:]port2 ... [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--annotations <stringSlice>-aList of string annotations to apply if creating a service/endpoint; e.g. -a foo=bar,test,x=y (default `[]`)
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--labels <stringSlice>-lList of labels to apply if creating a service/endpoint; e.g. -l env=prod,vers=2 (default `[]`)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--serviceaccount <string>-sService account to link to the service (default `default`)

istioctl validate

Validate Istio policy and rules

istioctl validate -f FILENAME [options] [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--filename <stringSlice>-fNames of files to validate (default `[]`)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--referential-xEnable structural validation for policy and telemetry

Examples


		# Validate bookinfo-gateway.yaml
		istioctl validate -f bookinfo-gateway.yaml
		
		# Validate current deployments under 'default' namespace within the cluster
		kubectl get deployments -o yaml |istioctl validate -f -

		# Validate current services under 'default' namespace within the cluster
		kubectl get services -o yaml |istioctl validate -f -

istioctl verify-install

verify-install verifies Istio installation status against the installation file you specified when you installed Istio. It loops through all the installation resources defined in your installation file and reports whether all of them are in ready status. It will report failure when any of them are not ready.

If you do not specify installation file it will perform pre-check for your cluster and report whether the cluster is ready for Istio installation.

istioctl verify-install [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--enableVerboseEnable verbose output
--filename <stringSlice>-fIstio YAML installation file. (default `[]`)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--recursive-RProcess the directory used in -f, --filename recursively. Useful when you want to manage related manifests organized within the same directory.

Examples


		# Verify that Istio can be freshly installed
		istioctl verify-install
		
		# Verify that the deployment matches the istio-demo profile
		istioctl verify-install -f istio-demo.yaml
		
		# Verify the deployment matches a custom Istio deployment configuration
		istioctl verify-install -f $HOME/istio.yaml

istioctl version

Prints out build version information

istioctl version [flags]
FlagsShorthandDescription
--context <string>The name of the kubeconfig context to use (default ``)
--istioNamespace <string>-iIstio system namespace (default `istio-system`)
--kubeconfig <string>-cKubernetes configuration file (default ``)
--log_output_level <string>Comma-separated minimum per-scope logging level of messages to output, in the form of <scope>:<level>,<scope>:<level>,... where scope can be one of [ads, all, analysis, attributes, authn, cacheLog, citadelClientLog, default, googleCAClientLog, grpcAdapter, kube-converter, mcp, meshconfig, model, name, patch, processing, rbac, resource, runtime, sdsServiceLog, secretFetcherLog, source, stsClientLog, tpath, translator, util, validation, vaultClientLog] and level can be one of [debug, info, warn, error, fatal, none] (default `default:info`)
--namespace <string>-nConfig namespace (default ``)
--output <string>-oOne of 'yaml' or 'json'. (default ``)
--remoteUse --remote=false to suppress control plane check
--short-sUse --short=false to generate full version information

Environment variables

These environment variables affect the behavior of the istioctl command.
Variable NameTypeDefault ValueDescription
BYPASS_OOP_MTLS_SAN_VERIFICATIONBooleanfalseWhether or not to validate SANs for out-of-process adapters auth.
GKE_CLUSTER_URLStringThe url of GKE cluster
INGRESS_GATEWAY_FALLBACK_SECRETStringgateway-fallback
INGRESS_GATEWAY_NAMESPACEString
ISTIO_GPRC_MAXSTREAMSInteger100000Sets the maximum number of concurrent grpc streams.
ISTIO_LANGStringSelects the attribute expression language runtime for Mixer.
K8S_INGRESS_NSString
NAMESPACEStringistio-systemnamespace that nodeagent/citadel run in
PILOT_CERT_DIRString
PILOT_DEBOUNCE_AFTERTime Duration100msThe delay added to config/registry events for debouncing. This will delay the push by at least this internal. If no change is detected within this period, the push will happen, otherwise we'll keep delaying until things settle, up to a max of PILOT_DEBOUNCE_MAX.
PILOT_DEBOUNCE_MAXTime Duration10sThe maximum amount of time to wait for events while debouncing. If events keep showing up with no breaks for this time, we'll trigger a push.
PILOT_DEBUG_ADSZ_CONFIGBooleanfalse
PILOT_DISABLE_XDS_MARSHALING_TO_ANYBooleanfalse
PILOT_ENABLE_EDS_DEBOUNCEBooleantrueIf enabled, Pilot will include EDS pushes in the push debouncing, configured by PILOT_DEBOUNCE_AFTER and PILOT_DEBOUNCE_MAX. EDS pushes may be delayed, but there will be fewer pushes. By default this is enabled
PILOT_ENABLE_FALLTHROUGH_ROUTEBooleantrueEnableFallthroughRoute provides an option to add a final wildcard match for routes. When ALLOW_ANY traffic policy is used, a Passthrough cluster is used. When REGISTRY_ONLY traffic policy is used, a 502 error is returned.
PILOT_ENABLE_HEADLESS_SERVICE_POD_LISTENERSBooleantrueIf enabled, for a headless service/stateful set in Kubernetes, pilot will generate an outbound listener for each pod in a headless service. This feature should be disabled if headless services have a large number of pods.
PILOT_ENABLE_MYSQL_FILTERBooleanfalseEnableMysqlFilter enables injection of `envoy.filters.network.mysql_proxy` in the filter chain.
PILOT_ENABLE_PROTOCOL_SNIFFING_FOR_INBOUNDBooleanfalseIf enabled, protocol sniffing will be used for inbound listeners whose port protocol is not specified or unsupported
PILOT_ENABLE_PROTOCOL_SNIFFING_FOR_OUTBOUNDBooleantrueIf enabled, protocol sniffing will be used for outbound listeners whose port protocol is not specified or unsupported
PILOT_ENABLE_REDIS_FILTERBooleanfalseEnableRedisFilter enables injection of `envoy.filters.network.redis_proxy` in the filter chain.
PILOT_HTTP10BooleanfalseEnables the use of HTTP 1.0 in the outbound HTTP listeners, to support legacy applications.
PILOT_INBOUND_PROTOCOL_DETECTION_TIMEOUTTime Duration1sProtocol detection timeout for inbound listener
PILOT_INITIAL_FETCH_TIMEOUTTime Duration0sSpecifies the initial_fetch_timeout for config. If this time is reached without a response to the config requested by Envoy, the Envoy will move on with the init phase. This prevents envoy from getting stuck waiting on config during startup.
PILOT_PUSH_THROTTLEInteger100Limits the number of concurrent pushes allowed. On larger machines this can be increased for faster pushes
PILOT_RESPECT_DNS_TTLBooleantrueIf enabled, DNS based clusters will respect the TTL of the DNS, rather than polling at a fixed rate. This option is only provided for backward compatibility purposes and will be removed in the near future.
PILOT_RESTRICT_POD_UP_TRAFFIC_LOOPBooleantrueIf enabled, this will block inbound traffic from matching outbound listeners, which could result in an infinite loop of traffic. This option is only provided for backward compatibility purposes and will be removed in the near future.
PILOT_SCOPE_GATEWAY_TO_NAMESPACEBooleanfalseIf enabled, a gateway workload can only select gateway resources in the same namespace. Gateways with same selectors in different namespaces will not be applicable.
PILOT_SCOPE_PUSHESBooleantrueIf enabled, pilot will attempt to limit unnecessary pushes by determining what proxies a config or endpoint update will impact.
PILOT_SIDECAR_USE_REMOTE_ADDRESSBooleanfalseUseRemoteAddress sets useRemoteAddress to true for side car outbound listeners.
PILOT_SKIP_VALIDATE_TRUST_DOMAINBooleanfalseSkip validating the peer is from the same trust domain when mTLS is enabled in authentication policy
PILOT_TRACE_SAMPLINGFloating-Point100Sets the mesh-wide trace sampling percentage. Should be 0.0 - 100.0. Precision to 0.01. Default is 100, not recommended for production use.
POD_NAMEString
SECRET_WATCHER_RESYNC_PERIODString
TERMINATION_DRAIN_DURATION_SECONDSInteger5The amount of time allowed for connections to complete on pilot-agent shutdown. On receiving SIGTERM or SIGINT, pilot-agent tells the active Envoy to start draining, preventing any new connections and allowing existing connections to complete. It then sleeps for the TerminationDrainDuration and then kills any remaining active Envoy processes.
USE_ISTIO_JWT_FILTERBooleanfalseUse the Istio JWT filter for JWT token verification.

Exported metrics

Metric NameTypeDescription
endpoint_no_podLastValueEndpoints without an associated pod.
galley_runtime_processor_event_span_duration_millisecondsDistributionThe duration between each incoming event
galley_runtime_processor_events_processed_totalCountThe number of events that have been processed
galley_runtime_processor_snapshot_events_totalDistributionThe number of events per snapshot
galley_runtime_processor_snapshot_lifetime_duration_millisecondsDistributionThe duration of each snapshot
galley_runtime_processor_snapshots_published_totalCountThe number of snapshots that have been published
galley_runtime_state_type_instances_totalLastValueThe number of type instances per type URL
galley_runtime_strategy_on_change_totalCountThe number of times the strategy's onChange has been called
galley_runtime_strategy_timer_max_time_reached_totalCountThe number of times the max time has been reached
galley_runtime_strategy_timer_quiesce_reached_totalCountThe number of times a quiesce has been reached
galley_runtime_strategy_timer_resets_totalCountThe number of times the timer has been reset
galley_source_kube_dynamic_converter_failure_totalCountThe number of times a dynamnic kubernetes source failed converting a resources
galley_source_kube_dynamic_converter_success_totalCountThe number of times a dynamic kubernetes source successfully converted a resource
galley_source_kube_event_error_totalCountThe number of times a kubernetes source encountered errored while handling an event
galley_source_kube_event_success_totalCountThe number of times a kubernetes source successfully handled an event
istio_buildLastValueIstio component build info
istio_mcp_clients_totalLastValueThe number of streams currently connected.
istio_mcp_message_sizes_bytesDistributionSize of messages received from clients.
istio_mcp_reconnectionsSumThe number of times the sink has reconnected.
istio_mcp_recv_failures_totalSumThe number of recv failures in the source.
istio_mcp_request_acks_totalSumThe number of request acks received by the source.
istio_mcp_request_nacks_totalSumThe number of request nacks received by the source.
istio_mcp_send_failures_totalSumThe number of send failures in the source.
mixer_config_adapter_info_config_errors_totalLastValueThe number of errors encountered during processing of the adapter info configuration.
mixer_config_adapter_info_configs_totalLastValueThe number of known adapters in the current config.
mixer_config_attributes_totalLastValueThe number of known attributes in the current config.
mixer_config_handler_configs_totalLastValueThe number of known handlers in the current config.
mixer_config_handler_validation_error_totalLastValueThe number of errors encountered because handler validation returned error.
mixer_config_instance_config_errors_totalLastValueThe number of errors encountered during processing of the instance configuration.
mixer_config_instance_configs_totalLastValueThe number of known instances in the current config.
mixer_config_rule_config_errors_totalLastValueThe number of errors encountered during processing of the rule configuration.
mixer_config_rule_config_match_error_totalLastValueThe number of rule conditions that was not parseable.
mixer_config_rule_configs_totalLastValueThe number of known rules in the current config.
mixer_config_template_config_errors_totalLastValueThe number of errors encountered during processing of the template configuration.
mixer_config_template_configs_totalLastValueThe number of known templates in the current config.
mixer_config_unsatisfied_action_handler_totalLastValueThe number of actions that failed due to handlers being unavailable.
mixer_dispatcher_destinations_per_requestDistributionNumber of handlers dispatched per request by Mixer
mixer_dispatcher_destinations_per_variety_totalLastValueNumber of Mixer adapter destinations by template variety type
mixer_dispatcher_instances_per_requestDistributionNumber of instances created per request by Mixer
mixer_handler_closed_handlers_totalLastValueThe number of handlers that were closed during config transition.
mixer_handler_daemons_totalLastValueThe current number of active daemon routines in a given adapter environment.
mixer_handler_handler_build_failures_totalLastValueThe number of handlers that failed creation during config transition.
mixer_handler_handler_close_failures_totalLastValueThe number of errors encountered while closing handlers during config transition.
mixer_handler_new_handlers_totalLastValueThe number of handlers that were newly created during config transition.
mixer_handler_reused_handlers_totalLastValueThe number of handlers that were re-used during config transition.
mixer_handler_workers_totalLastValueThe current number of active worker routines in a given adapter environment.
mixer_runtime_dispatch_duration_secondsDistributionDuration in seconds for adapter dispatches handled by Mixer.
mixer_runtime_dispatches_totalCountTotal number of adapter dispatches handled by Mixer.
num_failed_outgoing_requestsSumNumber of failed outgoing requests (e.g. to a token exchange server, CA, etc.)
num_outgoing_requestsSumNumber of total outgoing requests (e.g. to a token exchange server, CA, etc.)
num_outgoing_retriesSumNumber of outgoing retry requests (e.g. to a token exchange server, CA, etc.)
outgoing_latencySumThe latency of outgoing requests (e.g. to a token exchange server, CA, etc.) in milliseconds.
pilot_conflict_inbound_listenerLastValueNumber of conflicting inbound listeners.
pilot_conflict_outbound_listener_http_over_current_tcpLastValueNumber of conflicting wildcard http listeners with current wildcard tcp listener.
pilot_conflict_outbound_listener_tcp_over_current_httpLastValueNumber of conflicting wildcard tcp listeners with current wildcard http listener.
pilot_conflict_outbound_listener_tcp_over_current_tcpLastValueNumber of conflicting tcp listeners with current tcp listener.
pilot_destrule_subsetsLastValueDuplicate subsets across destination rules for same host
pilot_duplicate_envoy_clustersLastValueDuplicate envoy clusters caused by service entries with same hostname
pilot_eds_no_instancesLastValueNumber of clusters without instances.
pilot_endpoint_not_readyLastValueEndpoint found in unready state.
pilot_inbound_updatesSumTotal number of updates received by pilot.
pilot_invalid_out_listenersLastValueNumber of invalid outbound listeners.
pilot_jwks_resolver_network_fetch_fail_totalSumTotal number of failed network fetch by pilot jwks resolver
pilot_jwks_resolver_network_fetch_success_totalSumTotal number of successfully network fetch by pilot jwks resolver
pilot_k8s_cfg_eventsSumEvents from k8s config.
pilot_k8s_object_errorsLastValueErrors converting k8s CRDs
pilot_k8s_reg_eventsSumEvents from k8s registry.
pilot_no_ipLastValuePods not found in the endpoint table, possibly invalid.
pilot_proxy_convergence_timeDistributionDelay between config change and all proxies converging.
pilot_proxy_queue_timeDistributionTime a proxy is in the push queue before being dequeued.
pilot_rds_expired_nonceSumTotal number of RDS messages with an expired nonce.
pilot_servicesLastValueTotal services known to pilot.
pilot_total_rejected_configsSumTotal number of configs that Pilot had to reject or ignore.
pilot_total_xds_internal_errorsSumTotal number of internal XDS errors in pilot.
pilot_total_xds_rejectsSumTotal number of XDS responses from pilot rejected by proxy.
pilot_virt_servicesLastValueTotal virtual services known to pilot.
pilot_vservice_dup_domainLastValueVirtual services with dup domains.
pilot_xdsLastValueNumber of endpoints connected to this pilot using XDS.
pilot_xds_cds_rejectLastValuePilot rejected CSD configs.
pilot_xds_eds_instancesLastValueInstances for each cluster, as of last push. Zero instances is an error.
pilot_xds_eds_rejectLastValuePilot rejected EDS.
pilot_xds_lds_rejectLastValuePilot rejected LDS.
pilot_xds_push_context_errorsSumNumber of errors (timeouts) initiating push context.
pilot_xds_pushesSumPilot build and send errors for lds, rds, cds and eds.
pilot_xds_rds_rejectLastValuePilot rejected RDS.
pilot_xds_write_timeoutSumPilot XDS response write timeouts.
sidecar_injection_failure_totalSumTotal number of failed Side car injection requests.
sidecar_injection_requests_totalSumTotal number of Side car injection requests.
sidecar_injection_skip_totalSumTotal number of skipped injection requests.
sidecar_injection_success_totalSumTotal number of successful Side car injection requests.
total_active_connectionsSumThe total number of active SDS connections.
total_push_errorsSumThe total number of failed SDS pushes.
total_pushesSumThe total number of SDS pushes.
total_secret_update_failuresSumThe total number of dynamic secret update failures reported by proxy.
total_stale_connectionsSumThe total number of stale SDS connections.