Istio provides a rich feature set, including service discovery, traffic management, extended security, observability (including telemetry and distributed tracing), rolling releases and resiliency.
All these features are very powerful but on the other hand they add more configuration to manage and more information to process on top of a standard kubernetes cluster.
Kiali is a management console for Istio. It provides dashboards, observability and lets you operate your mesh with robust configuration and validation capabilities.
This workshop will walk you through practical examples of Istio using Kiali: attendees will deploy a multi-namespace demo application and will run several scenarios learning Istio capabilities in a visual manner.