GitOps with Meshery

MeshMap Snapshot GitHub Action

  • See your deployment before you merge
  • Connect MeshMap to your GitHub repo and see changes pull request-to-pull request
  • Get snapshots of your infrastructure directly in your PRs

Using Meshery's SnapShot GitHub Action

See your deployment before you merge. Connect MeshMap to your GitHub repo and see changes pull request-to-pull request. Get snapshots of your infrastructure directly in your PRs.

See Extension: MeshMap Snapshot for more details.

service mesh performance logo Service Mesh Performance GitHub Action

  • See your performance regressions before you merge
  • Connect Performance Management to your GitHub repo and see changes pull request-to-pull request
  • Red light performance regressions
  • Baseline and analyze the performance of your services is key to efficient operation of any application
    • Meshery is the canonical implementation of the Cloud Native Performance specification
  • Define your performance profiles upfront. See statistcal analysis with microservice latency and throughput quartiles
  • Meshery includes your choice of load generator, so that you can meausure your way
  • Meshery packages all these features into an easy-to-use GitHub Action

Measuring and managing the performance of a service mesh is key to efficient operation of any service mesh. Meshery is the canonical implementation of the Service Mesh Performance specification. You can choose from multiple load generators and use a highly configurable set of load profiles with variable tunable facets to run a performance test. Meshery packages all these features into an easy-to-use GitHub Action.

Using Meshery's Service Mesh Performance GitHub Action

The Service Mesh Performance GitHub Action is available in the GitHub Marketplace.You can create your own performance profiles to run repeatable tests with Meshery. You can configure this action to trigger with each of your releases, on every pull request. or any GitHub workflow trigger event. A sample configuration of the action is shown below.

name: Meshery SMP Action
on:
  push:
    branches:
      'master'

jobs:
  performance-test:
    name: Performance Test
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - name: checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v2
        with:
          ref: 'perf'

      - name: Deploy k8s-minikube
        uses: manusa/actions-setup-minikube@v2.4.1
        with:
          minikube version: 'v1.21.0'
          kubernetes version: 'v1.20.7'
          driver: docker

      - name: Run Performance Test
        uses: layer5io/meshery-smp-action@master
        with:
          provider_token: $
          platform: docker
          profile_name: soak-test

You can also define your test configuration in an SMP compatible configuration file as shown below.

smp_version: v0.0.1
id:
name: Istio Performance Test
labels: {}
clients:
- internal: false
  load_generator: fortio
  protocol: 1
  connections: 2
  rps: 10
  headers: {}
  cookies: {}
  body: ""
  content_type: ""
  endpoint_urls:
  - http://localhost:2323/productpage
duration: "30m"

See this sample GitHub workflow (action.yml) for more configuration details.

performance management dashboard

The results from the tests are updated on the Performance Management dashboard in Meshery. To learn more about interpreting the test results, check out this guide. You can always checkout the Meshery User Guides to dive deep into these features.

Service Mesh Performance standardizes service mesh value measurement, characterizing any deployment’s performance by capturing the details of infrastructure capacity, service mesh configuration and workload metadata.

Service Mesh Conformance GitHub Action (Archived)

Service Mesh Interface Conformance GitHub Action

service mesh interface logo Service Mesh Interface provides a standard interface for service meshes on Kubernetes. These (currently) four specfications offer a common denominator set of interfaces to support most common service mesh use cases and the flexibility to evolve to support new service mesh capabilities over time. The Meshery SMI Conformance Action which validates SMI conformance in your pipeline and the Meshery SMP Action which runs SMP compatible performance benchmarks.

Service Mesh Interface Conformance GitHub Action

Conformance of SMI specifications is defined as a series of test assertions. These test assertions are categorised by SMI specification (of which, there are currently four specifications) and comprise the complete suite of SMI conformance tests. Conformance requirements will change appropriately as each new version of the SMI spec is released. Refer to Meshery's documentation for details of how Meshery performs SMI conformance.

Using Meshery's SMI Conformance GitHub Action

The Service Mesh Interface Conformance GitHub Action is available in the GitHub Marketplace. You can configure this action to trigger with each of your releases, on every pull request. or any GitHub workflow trigger event. An example of the action configuration which runs on every release is shown below. The action handles setting up a Kubernetes environment, deploying the service mesh (see supported service meshes), running the conformance tests and reporting back the results to the SMI Conformance dashboard in Meshery. name: SMI Conformance with Meshery on: push: tags: - 'v*' jobs: smi-conformance: name: SMI Conformance runs-on: ubuntu-latest steps: - name: SMI conformance tests uses: layer5io/mesheryctl-smi-conformance-action@master with: provider_token: $ service_mesh: open_service_mesh mesh_deployed: false You can also bring in their own cluster with specific capabilities and with a service mesh already installed.

name: SMI Conformance with Meshery
on:
  push:
    branches:
      - 'master'

jobs:
  smi-conformance:
    name: SMI Conformance tests on master
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:

      - name: Deploy k8s-minikube
        uses: manusa/actions-setup-minikube@v2.4.1
        with:
          minikube version: 'v1.21.0'
          kubernetes version: 'v1.20.7'
          driver: docker

      - name: Install OSM
        run: |
           curl -LO https://github.com/openservicemesh/osm/releases/download/v0.9.1/osm-v0.9.1-linux-amd64.tar.gz
           tar -xzf osm-v0.9.1-linux-amd64.tar.gz
           mkdir -p ~/osm/bin
           mv ./linux-amd64/osm ~/osm/bin/osm-bin
           PATH="$PATH:$HOME/osm/bin/"
           osm-bin install --osm-namespace default

      - name: SMI conformance tests
        uses: layer5io/mesheryctl-smi-conformance-action@master
        with:
          provider_token: $
          service_mesh: open_service_mesh
          mesh_deployed: true

You can download a token from Meshery and add it as a GitHub secret (in the example above, the secret is MESHERY_PROVIDER_TOKEN). After the test is run, you can view the results from the Service Mesh Interface dashboard in Meshery UI.

smi conformance dashboard
Meshery's Service Mesh Interface Conformance Results

Participating service mesh projects can also automatically report their conformance test results to the SMI Conformance dashboard

Suggested Reading

  • Deploying Sample Applications - This guide is to help users get a better understanding of sample apps
  • Infrastructure Discovery - MeshSync supports both greenfield and brownfield discovery of infrastructure. Greenfield discovery manages infrastructure created and managed entirely by Meshery, while brownfield discovery identifies separately created infrastructure.
  • Infrastructure Management - Meshery provides the ability to manage infrastructure for agility, maintainability, diversity, reliability and isolation, security, and speed.
  • Managing Connections - Manage the lifecycle of your infrastructure by registering each infrastructure element with Meshery.
  • Managing Events with Notification Center - Meshery tracks operations performed on your infrastructure and workloads, and provides notification of environment issues, application conflicts with infrastructure configuration, policy violations, and so on.