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Deploy Istio for Production Workshop with Certification Option (CEST/IST time zone event)

About this event

Part 1 of the Istio Day 2 Operations Series

Istio is the most popular service mesh deployed into production across the cloud-native ecosystem, and for good reason. It’s feature rich, open-source, and most importantly, battle proven.

The workshop series for those looking to learn more about how Istio works and how to operationalize it for their organization. We cover things like the basics of routing, observability, and security, and then expand into leveraging Istio for a devops/gitops CI/CD flow, zero-downtime upgrades of Istio control plane, plugging in with existing PKI, and running Istio on VMs and across multiple clusters.

The Deploy Istio for Production Workshop is a hands-on, instructor led workshop focused on what it takes to deploy Istio into production. You will have access to your own linux virtual machine with a Kubernetes cluster and Istio to complete the exercises. This is not an entry level workshop to learn about Istio. This workshop includes a certification option. This credential, by Solo.io, certifies that recipients possess the essential skills to deploy Istio, configure it, debug it, secure it and operationalize it for their organization.

In this workshop, we dive into Istio foundations with a focus on understanding how it all works and how to roll it out to your organization. Istio is a powerful tool, but learning how to deploy it, configure it, debug it, and secure it has many challenges. Some of the topics that we will cover in this workshop include:

  • Understanding Istio's data plane and implementing an ingress gateway (Envoy Proxy)
  • Installing Istio with day-2 in mind
  • Iteratively introducing Istio in your organization
  • How to connect observability systems (Prometheus and Grafana)
  • Adding Kubernetes services while avoiding common mistakes
  • Implementing service-to-service encryption with mTLS
  • Debugging networking configurations and other Istio configuration settings when things go wrong

*Duration is approximately 2.5 hrs but some labs may run longer.

This workshop also includes a certification option. This credential, offered by Solo.io with Credly, certifies that you possess the essential skills to deploy, configure, debug, secure, and operationalize Istio for your organization. At the completion of the workshop, you will be able to take an assessment and a score 80% or higher earns the certification.


Interested in another date and time or a dedicated workshop for your team? Contact us to request a workshop.

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Hosted by

  • Team member
    Jesus Muñoz Rodriguez Field Engineer @ solo.io

    Jesus is a Field Engineer at Solo.io. He has worked as an Agile Mentor and has been a DevOps/SRE since before those terms existed, caring deeply about software reliability, build reproducibility and other such things.

  • Team member
    Antonio Berben


API Infrastructure from the Edge to Service Mesh

Solo.io, the modern service connectivity company, delivers API infrastructure from the edge to service mesh, helping enterprises adopt, secure, and operate innovative cloud native technologies