Overview 🔗︎

Backyards is able to construct an Istio service mesh that spans multiple clusters. In this scenario you combine multiple clusters into a single service mesh that you can manage from a single Istio control plane.

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Single mesh scenarios are best suited to use cases where clusters are configured together, sharing resources, and are generally treated as one infrastructural component within an organization.

Create a multicluster mesh 🔗︎

Read the multicluster installation guide for details on how to set up a multicluster mesh.

Cleanup 🔗︎

To remove the demo application from a peer cluster, run the following command:

backyards -c <PEER_CLUSTER_KUBECONFIG_FILE> demoapp uninstall

To remove a peer cluster from the mesh, run the following command:

backyards istio cluster detach <PEER_CLUSTER_KUBECONFIG_FILE>