Google Kubernetes Engine

Follow these instructions to prepare a GKE cluster for Istio.

  1. Create a new cluster.

    $ gcloud container clusters create <cluster-name> \
      --cluster-version latest \
      --machine-type=n1-standard-2 \
      --num-nodes 4 \
      --zone <zone> \
      --project <project-id>
    
  2. Retrieve your credentials for kubectl.

    $ gcloud container clusters get-credentials <cluster-name> \
        --zone <zone> \
        --project <project-id>
    
  3. Grant cluster administrator (admin) permissions to the current user. To create the necessary RBAC rules for Istio, the current user requires admin permissions.

    $ kubectl create clusterrolebinding cluster-admin-binding \
        --clusterrole=cluster-admin \
        --user=$(gcloud config get-value core/account)