Downloads

Currently Tetrate Istio Distro runs on Linux and MacOS. To deploy Tetrate Istio Distro, all you need is this one simple command:

curl -sL https://istio.tetratelabs.io/getmesh/install.sh | bash

Please follow Tetrate Istio Distro Install and Update Page for detailed instruction on downloading and subsequent steps to have Tetrate Istio Distro up and running in your machine.

Supported Istio Versions

Tetrate Istio Distro tracks Istio upstream releases. As part of Tetrate Istio Distro build pipeline, a series of tests are run to ensure the Istio distro works well on the underlying Kubernetes platform.

Tetrate Istio Distro certified Istio distro has been tested against the following Kubernetes distros:

  • EKS - 1.18, 1.17, 1.16
  • GKE - 1.18, 1.17, 1.16
  • AKS - 1.18, 1.17, 1.16

Work is currently underway to add other kubernetes distributions and the more recent versions of kubernetes.

While the core features of Istio have been tested and certified against different Kubernetes distros, users are advised to recognize that certain features of Istio stipulate a minimum Kubernetes version (for example K8S CSR API to sign istio workload needs Kubernetes 1.18+) and certain other features would need provider specific configurations to be set (for example enabling Istio CNI plugin)

There are additional download of Istio distributions and istioctl binaries for Linux, MacOS and Windows that you can find in this page. We recommend using GetIsio to obtain the required files.

GetMesh ensures that all Istio releases are supported for at least 14 months from release date.

Below is the summary of Istio releases, security patches and minor updates. Please make sure that the version you're running include the security updates available. Also please plan upgrades when your version is planned to be out of support.

Currently supported releases are 1.10, 1.9, 1.8 and 1.7.

For 1.9 please upgrade to the latest patch version 1.9.7 (1.9.5 has a security fix)
For 1.8 please upgrade to the latest patch version 1.8.6 (1.8.6 has a security fix)

1.7 is End Of Life by 2021-10-20 please consider migrating to supported version soon

Istio Binaries Download

Linux Istio Distros

Below you can find direct URL for Istio and istioctl distros:

Distribution type Istio version Release Notes Full Istio download URL Istioctl download URL
tetrate-v0 1.10.3 Release Notes 1.10.3 Istio Distro
amd64
arm64
armv7
istioctl
amd64
arm64
armv7
tetratefips-v0 1.10.3 Release Notes 1.10.3 Istio Distro
amd64
arm64
armv7
istioctl
amd64
arm64
armv7
istio-v0 1.10.3 Release Notes 1.10.3 Istio Distro
amd64
arm64
armv7
istioctl
amd64
arm64
armv7
tetrate-v0 1.9.7 Release Notes 1.9.7 Istio Distro
amd64
arm64
armv7
istioctl
amd64
arm64
armv7
tetratefips-v0 1.9.7 Release Notes 1.9.7 Istio Distro
amd64
arm64
armv7
istioctl
amd64
arm64
armv7
istio-v0 1.9.7 Release Notes 1.9.7 Istio Distro
amd64
arm64
armv7
istioctl
amd64
arm64
armv7
tetrate-v0 1.8.6 Release Notes 1.8.6 Istio Distro
amd64
arm64
armv7
istioctl
amd64
arm64
armv7
istio-v0 1.8.6 Release Notes 1.8.6 Istio Distro
amd64
arm64
armv7
istioctl
amd64
arm64
armv7
tetrate-v0 1.7.8 Release Notes 1.7.8 Istio Distro
amd64
arm64
armv7
istioctl
amd64
arm64
armv7
istio-v0 1.7.8 Release Notes 1.7.8 Istio Distro
amd64
arm64
armv7
istioctl
amd64
arm64
armv7

MacOS Istio Distros

Below you can find direct URL for Istio and istioctl distros:

Distribution type Istio version Release Notes Full Istio download URL Istioctl download URL
tetrate-v0 1.10.3 Release Notes 1.10.3 Istio Distro
istioctl
tetratefips-v0 1.10.3 Release Notes 1.10.3 Istio Distro
istioctl
istio-v0 1.10.3 Release Notes 1.10.3 Istio Distro
istioctl
tetrate-v0 1.9.7 Release Notes 1.9.7 Istio Distro
istioctl
tetratefips-v0 1.9.7 Release Notes 1.9.7 Istio Distro
istioctl
istio-v0 1.9.7 Release Notes 1.9.7 Istio Distro
istioctl
tetrate-v0 1.8.6 Release Notes 1.8.6 Istio Distro
istioctl
istio-v0 1.8.6 Release Notes 1.8.6 Istio Distro
istioctl
tetrate-v0 1.7.8 Release Notes 1.7.8 Istio Distro
istioctl
istio-v0 1.7.8 Release Notes 1.7.8 Istio Distro
istioctl

Windows Istio Distros

Below you can find direct URL for Istio and istioctl distros:

Distribution type Istio version Release Notes Full Istio download URL Istioctl download URL
tetrate-v0 1.10.3 Release Notes 1.10.3 Istio Distro
istioctl
tetratefips-v0 1.10.3 Release Notes 1.10.3 Istio Distro
istioctl
istio-v0 1.10.3 Release Notes 1.10.3 Istio Distro
istioctl
tetrate-v0 1.9.7 Release Notes 1.9.7 Istio Distro
istioctl
tetratefips-v0 1.9.7 Release Notes 1.9.7 Istio Distro
istioctl
istio-v0 1.9.7 Release Notes 1.9.7 Istio Distro
istioctl
tetrate-v0 1.8.6 Release Notes 1.8.6 Istio Distro
istioctl
istio-v0 1.8.6 Release Notes 1.8.6 Istio Distro
istioctl
tetrate-v0 1.7.8 Release Notes 1.7.8 Istio Distro
istioctl
istio-v0 1.7.8 Release Notes 1.7.8 Istio Distro
istioctl