Istio operator configuration reference for Lokomotive


    Istio is an open-source cloud native service mesh. It uses sidecar pattern to inject Envoy proxies in the pods, which acts as data plane of the Istio service mesh. Control plane components take in user input and implement policies using Envoy proxy.

    This component installs the Istio operator.

    NOTE: This is an unsupported and experimental component. It is not recommended to use this in production. The UX of this component can change anytime as it is tested overtime. If there are fundamental problems with the component then it could be removed without prior notice.


    • A Lokomotive cluster accessible via kubectl.


    Istio operator component configuration example:

    component "experimental-istio-operator" {
      enable_monitoring = true
      profile           = "minimal"

    Attribute reference

    Table of all the arguments accepted by the component.

    Argument Description Default Type Required
    enable_monitoring Enable Monitoring for the Istio operator, istiod, istio-proxy sub-systems. Make sure that the Prometheus Operator is installed. false bool false
    profile Istio configuration profile . The profiles provide customization of the Istio control plane and of the sidecars for the Istio data plane. Supported values: default, demo, minimal, remote, empty, preview. "minimal" string false


    To apply the component:

    lokoctl component apply experimental-istio-operator


    To destroy the component:

    lokoctl component delete experimental-istio-operator --delete-namespace