Mesh lifecycle management
Operating a Service Mesh at scale is hard due to the inherent complexity of Mesh configurations. To ensure the most optimal operations of Service Mesh Manager based solutions, we provide [validations]/docs/mesh-management/validation/ to highlight any common issues with the existing configuration.
When it comes to supporting a service mesh-based solution on the long run, Service Mesh Manager provides support to dynamically extend the existing cluster with zero downtime to additional clusters.
Given that Istio is a fast-moving project (a new release is available every 3 months), Service Mesh Manager needs to bridge the gap between a rapidly changing Cloud Native solution and the requirements of an enterprise deployment. To decrease the blast radius of these upgrades we have introduced canary control plane upgrades based on Cisco’s open source Istio operator.