It uses a vetted, upstream distribution of Istio - a hardened image of Istio with continued support that is simpler to install, manage, and upgrade.
The first version integrates with GCP and AWS certificate managers. So if you ever wanted your workloads to use certificates signed by your private certificate authority, you can do it with GetIstio with a single command.
If you check the certs on your workload, you'll see your own certificate useD:
Certificate: Data: Version: 3 (0x2) Serial Number: 55:7f:b3:00:f8:b2:24:50:dc:51:7c:e5:85:5a:14:7a:65:28:26:38 Signature Algorithm: sha256WithRSAEncryption Issuer: C = US, L = Redmond, O = LearnCloudNative, CN = getistio.learncloudnative.com Validity Not Before: Feb 10 17:24:51 2021 GMT Not After : Feb 10 17:24:51 2022 GMT Subject: C = US, L = Redmond, O = LearnCloudNative, CN = getistio.learncloudnative.com Subject Public Key Info: Public Key Algorithm: rsaEncryption RSA Public-Key: (2048 bit) ...
Free Istio Fundamentals Course
In addition to the GetIstio CLI, the launch also includes a free, online course on Istio Fundamentals. The course has eight modules that take you from installing Istio, managing traffic, troubleshooting, and advanced features, such as connecting virtual machines' workloads to your Istio Service mesh.
The third part of the launch was the community. The inaugural community meetup is coming up next week, February 18th.
Zack Butcher will introduce the GetIstio project, and Christoph Pakulski will talk about GetEnvoy. Additionally, there will also be a demo of new features in Istio 1.9.
No need to register ahead. You can join through Zoom on February 18th at 9 AM via this link.