This guide lets you try out Istio quickly and it’s the ideal starting point if you are new to the project. To get started, download and install Istio’s built-in demo configuration:
With Istio installed, you can deploy the Bookinfo sample and evaluate Istio’s features for traffic routing, fault injection, rate limiting, etc. Explore the various Istio tasks, and try out the tasks that interest you. If you are not sure where to begin, the following tasks are a good place to start:
- Request routing
- Fault injection
- Traffic shifting
- Querying metrics
- Visualizing metrics
- Collecting logs
- Rate limiting
- Ingress gateways
- Accessing external services
- Visualizing your mesh
The tasks above provide a good basic understanding of Istio’s features but, explore more tasks depending on what interests you. Before you install and customize Istio to fit your platform and intended use, check out our general installation instructions for details.
The next step is to deploy your own applications.
As you continue to use Istio, we look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our community.