Service Mesh Academy

Circuit Breakers and Dynamic Request Routing Deep Dive

Thursday, May 18, 2023
9 PST | 12 pm EST | 6 pm CET

In our sneak peek of Linkerd 2.13, we introduced dynamic request routing and circuit breaking. With the launch of stable-2.13.0, this Service Mesh Academy can take a deep dive into these powerful features.

  • Get the full story around circuit breaking: what it is and how to use it
  • Take a closer look at dynamic request routing: matching, precedence, and other gotchas
  • Explore how policies work (and don't work) together

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of these major new capabilities of Linkerd 2.13!

What you'll get out of this
  • Understand Linkerd 2.13's new circuit breaking feature
  • Dig further into dynamic request routing and how to use it
  • Know how the various policy elements in Linkerd interact
Getting ready

For the hands-on portions, it’s important that you arrive prepared. Please have a Kubernetes cluster ready and the Linkerd CLI version 2.13.0 or above installed on your machine—check out the first few steps of our Linkerd Getting Started Guide if you want some specific instructions on how to do this.

(If you don’t want to do the hands-on portion, of course, you are welcome to just listen in. But it won’t be as fun!)

Finally, please join the #workshops channel on the Linkerd Slack. We will use Slack for all live workshop-related questions.

Tech Evangelist

Flynn is a tech evangelist at Buoyant, where he works on spreading the good word about Linkerd — the graduated CNCF service mesh that makes the fundamental tools for software security and reliability freely available to every engineer — and about Kubernetes and cloud-native development in general. Flynn is also the original author and a maintainer of the Emissary-ingress API gateway, also a CNCF project.

Flynn's career in computing spans nearly forty years and runs the gamut from bringup on bare metal to distributed applications, with a common thread of communications and security throughout. He has spoken about Linkerd, Emissary-ingress, and other cloud native technologies at several conferences, including KubeCon/CloudNativeCon, DevOps Days, and the NYC Kubernetes meetup.