Getting Started with Istio: Full-day Training and Workshop

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Google Sunnyvale

809 11th Ave

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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Once you get Kubernetes up and running, what does it take to move to the next level? Due to the popularity and success of our Kubernetes 101 Workshop, we've decided to follow up by helping you dive in and understand the next powerful layer: Istio.

Join us for a Kubernetes and Istio Hands-on Workshop led by GCP service partner, ReactiveOps. Our CTO, EJ Etherington will briefly cover basic Kubernetes topics, then dive into more complex concepts such as Ingress, CustomResources, RBAC, NetworkPolicy, etc. He will then go over the reasons for Istio's creation and help you understand how it enables inter-cluster traffic encryption, blue/green deployments, etc.

If you want to learn how Istio fits into the Kubernetes ecosystem, we'll help you understand with this hands-on workshop.


10:00am-1:00pm: High Level Kubernetes Introduction

  • Brief Introduction to Kubernetes and GKE:

    • Recap of concepts and terminology of Kubernetes

  • Introduce Ingress, NetworkPolicy, and CustomResources

  • Hands-on Kubernetes Training:

    • Build a GKE cluster

    • Deploy a simple web application

    • Networking and Scaling with Kubernetes

    • Simulation of a scaling event

  • Continuous Delivery Demonstration with CircleCI

1:00pm-2:00pm: Lunch Break (Food and drinks will be provided)

2:00pm-4:00pm: Getting Started with Istio

  • Introduction to Istio:

    • What is Istio?

    • Why was it built?

    • What are Pilot and Envoy?

  • Hands on Istio Training:

    • Installation and Configuration

    • Intra-cluster Traffic Encryption: Mutual TLS Authentication

    • Request Routing: Canary and Blue/Green Deployments

    • Metric Collection and Monitoring

4:00pm-4:30pm: Questions and Answers

4:30pm- Close: Happy Hour and Networking (Food and drinks will be provided)

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