101 - Fundamentals

Fundamentals of the Service Mesh

In this course from Buoyant, the creators of Linkerd, you’ll learn all about what a service mesh is and what it does. You’ll also gain hands-on, practical experience with Linkerd, the only service mesh to achieve graduation in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. And if we did our job right, you’ll even have some fun along the way.
  • Chapter 1: Meet the Service Mesh
  • Meet the Service Mesh
  • Quiz: Meet the Service Mesh
  • Chapter 2: Deploying Linkerd on a Kubernetes Cluster
  • Deploying Linkerd
  • Lab exercise: Deploying Linkerd
  • Quiz: Deploying Linkerd
  • Chapter 3: Meshing your application
  • Meshing Your Application
  • Lab exercise: Meshing Your Application
  • Quiz: Meshing Your Application
  • Chapter 4: Getting golden metrics for your application
  • Golden Metrics with Linkerd
  • Lab exercise: Golden Metrics with Linkerd
  • Quiz: Golden Metrics with Linkerd
  • Chapter 5: Introduction to Mutual TLS
  • mTLS with Linkerd
  • Lab exercise: mTLS with Linkerd
  • Quiz: mTLS with Linkerd
  • Chapter 6: Traffic reliability
  • Reliability with Linkerd
  • Lab exercise: Basic Reliability with Linkerd
  • Quiz: Reliability with Linkerd
  • Chapter 7: Next Steps on your Service Mesh Journey
  • Next Steps on Your Service Mesh Journey
  • Final Exam
  • Intro to the Final Exam
  • Final Exam
  • Congrats! Get your certificate
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed