In this section, we will get basic Linkerd service mesh up and running. You will learn how to create a service mesh to secure, connect, and monitor microservices.
Service mesh is a very detailed concept in itself and we don't intend to explain any detailed use cases here. Instead, we will focus on getting our service up and running.
Make sure you have a Kubernetes cluster ready and kubectl and helm configured to manage the cluster resources.
To access the example files for this recipe, clone the k8sdevopscookbook/src repository to your workstation to use the configuration files in the src/chapter7/linkerd directory, as follows:
$ git clone https://github.com/k8sdevopscookbook/src.git
$ cd src/chapter7/linkerd/
After you've cloned the preceding repository, you can get started with the recipes.
How to do it…
This section is further divided into the following subsections to make this process easier...