Service mesh lifecycle management

Meshery supports a number of different service meshes, so that you can learn and compare different service mesh functionality. Once you have selected to operate a given service mesh, Meshery will assist you with ongoing activities.

Deploying a service mesh

Meshery automates the provisioning of various service meshes, allowing users to select different configuration profiles in order to support a variety of deployment models.

Installing sample applications

Commonly adjoining each service mesh is a sample application that facilitates demonstration of the value of the given service mesh. Meshery allows you to quickly deploy the same sample application across different service meshes.

Use custom service mesh configuration

Meshery provides the ability for you as a service mesh manager to customize your service mesh deployment.

Deleting a service mesh

Just as Meshery automates the provisioning of various service meshes, so does it facilitate the deprovisioning of service meshes.

Management notifications

Meshery tracks service mesh and application health. Meshery provides notification of environment issues, application conflicts with service mesh configuration.

Acknowledging and dismissing notifications Many notifications are informational and can readily be dismissed after reading. Some notifications include actionable alerts.

Taking action on alerts

Particular notifications that Meshery presents are immediately actionable. These are denoted by a red colored highlight. Be on the lookout for these alerts and take action promptly to ensure a smooth running service mesh.

Node and Service Mesh Metrics

Meshery provides performance test results alongside environment metrics, including service mesh control and data plane metrics as well as cluster node resource metrics, so that operators may easily understand the overhead of their service mesh’s control plane and data plane in context of the overhead incurred on nodes within the cluster.

Grafana and Meshery

Connect Meshery to your existing Grafana instance and Meshery will import the boards of your choosing.

Connecting to Grafana

If you have an API key configured to restrict access to your Grafana boards, you will need to enter the API key when establishing Meshery’s connection to Grafana.

  • Importing Grafana boards
    • Importing existing Grafana boards via API
    • Importing custom Grafana board via yaml
  • Configuring graph panel preferences

Prometheus and Meshery

Meshery allows users to connect to one or more Prometheus instances in order to gather telemetric data (in the form of metrics). These metrics may pertain to service meshes, Kubernetes, applications on the mesh or really… any metric that Prometheus has collected.

Once you have connected Meshery to your Prometheus deployment(s), you may perform ad-hoc connectivity tests to verify communication between Meshery and Prometheus.