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Beyond Kubernetes with Linkerd 2.15 and SPIFFE

Feb 15, 2024

Flynn

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Linkerd has long been a staple of security, reliability, and observability in Kubernetes, and Linkerd 2.15 can extend these benefits beyond the cluster! We're seeing an increasing need for communication between cloud-native applications and workloads outside the cluster, like legacy software and IoT swarms.

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Hands-on with Buoyant Enterprise for Linkerd

Jan 18, 2024

Jason & William

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In this special Service Mesh Academy workshop, you'll be granted a free trial of Buoyant Enterprise for Linkerd, our enterprise distribution of Linkerd, and taken for a hands-on tour of how to run it on your own Kubernetes clusters.

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Real-World GitOps with Argo CD and Linkerd

Dec 14, 2023

Regina Scott & Flynn

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In this second session in our Argo and Linkerd series, we’ll do a hands-on deep dive into a real-world setup that uses GitOps top to bottom.

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Linkerd, Argo, and Gateway API

Oct 26, 2023

Regina Scott | Flynn

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Although it may seem that Argo and Linkerd don't have much in common, these CNCF-graduated projects complement each other beautifully. And, with Linkerd 2.14's additional support for Gateway API, getting Argo CD and Linkerd working together has gotten even simpler!

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Introducing Linkerd Enterprise

Oct 25, 2023

William Morgan

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In this service mesh academy event, William Morgan, one of the creators of Linkerd and CEO of Buoyant, will present Linkerd Enterprise and compare and contrast with open source Linkerd.

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Linkerd with external CAs using Vault

Sep 14, 2023

Flynn

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Certificate management is a critical part of securely operating Linkerd. In many environments, that means working with an external certifying authority (CA) – and really, external CAs are a good idea even where they’re not mandated!

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What’s Coming in Linkerd 2.14: Improved enterprise multi-cluster support, Gateway API conformance, and more

Aug 17, 2023

William & Flynn

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The Linkerd team has been hard at work, as always, and soon enough, all their hard work will be released for you to enjoy! In this Service Mesh Academy, we’re going to cover the highlights of what’s coming in Linkerd 2.14.

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Linkerd Certificate Management Deep Dive

Jul 20, 2023

Flynn

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TLS certificates are the basis of identity, and thus trust, in everything Linkerd does — but what exactly are they, and what do you need to know to keep everything running smoothly?

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Linkerd in Production 101: updated for 2.13!

Jun 16, 2023

Flynn

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In this hands-on session, we walk you through what you need to know to successfully deploy and operate Linkerd in production environments

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Circuit Breaking and Dynamic Routing Deep Dive

May 19, 2023

Flynn

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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.

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What's coming in Linkerd 2.13

Mar 16, 2023

William Morgan and Flynn

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The Linkerd team has been hard at work, as always, and soon enough all their hard work will be released for you to enjoy! In this Service Mesh Academy, we're going to cover the highlights of what's coming in Linkerd 2.13.

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Real-World GitOps with Flagger and Linkerd

Feb 16, 2023

Russ Parmer & Flynn

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"GitOps" and "service mesh" may not be things you immediately think of together – but maybe they should be! These two wildly different technologies are each enormously capable independently, and combined they deliver far more than the sum of their parts.

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Linkerd and ingress controllers: Bringing the outside world in

Jan 19, 2023

Flynn

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The first problem that any cloud-native application has to solve is how to communicate with the world outside the cluster. This is “the ingress problem”, and while Linkerd doesn’t have to solve it directly, it is absolutely a major part of successfully getting your app working.

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A deep dive into Kubernetes mTLS with Linkerd

Dec 15, 2022

Flynn

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Mutual TLS (mTLS) is a hot topic in the Kubernetes world, especially for anyone tasked with getting “encryption in transit” for their applications. But what is it and how does it compare to alternatives such as encryption at the CNI level?

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What happens at startup: Linkerd, init containers, CNI plugins, & more

Nov 17, 2022

Flynn

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Take a deep dive into what really happens when a pod starts running with Linkerd! Get all the details about init containers, Linkerd's interaction with the firewall and the CNI, and the complex business underlying Kubernetes' container and networking model.

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A deep dive into route-based policy

Sep 16, 2022

Flynn

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Linkerd has been able to do workload-based policy for a very long time—for example, it has long been possible to allow workload A to talk to workload B but not workload C. However, it was still up to app developers to write code if workload A should be allowed to ask workload B to check a message but not to sign it.

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Upgrading to Linkerd 2.12: Zero-trust-ready route-based policy, Gateway API, access logging

Sep 1, 2022

William Morgan & Jason Morgan

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In this webinar, you'll hear all about the Linkerd 2.12 release and what you need to know to upgrade. This release introduces route-based policy to Linkerd, allowing users to define and enforce authorization policies based on HTTP paths or gRPC methods in a fully zero-trust way.

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Seeing the invisible: Observability with Linkerd

Aug 18, 2022

Flynn

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During this workshop, attendees will learn how to use a service mesh to monitor their applications in a way that's transparent, uniform across services, and provides detailed information about important application information such as HTTP routes and gRPC methods.

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Multi-cluster failover using Linkerd

Jul 14, 2022

Eliza Weisman

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Failover across clusters is a great way to improve the overall uptime and reliability of Kubernetes applications. While whole-cluster failover can be accomplished at the global ingress layer, failing over individual services is a little more difficult.

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Enterprise PKI in the cloud-native world with Linkerd and cert-manager

Jun 16, 2022

Richard Wall & Matei David

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Migrating an existing enterprise PKI to Kubernetes can be daunting — there are so many moving parts to achieving trust across boundaries!

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Secure Multi-cluster Kubernetes with Linkerd

May 5, 2022

Alejandro Pedraza & Jason Morgan

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Whether for disaster recovery, multi-tenancy, or user-facing latency, deploying applications across multiple clusters is an increasingly common approach to Kubernetes. Unfortunately, while Kubernetes gives you many reasons to run multiple clusters, it provides you with very little help in doing so.

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Certificate management with Linkerd

Mar 17, 2022

Charles Pretzer

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In this workshop, we'll cover the basics of TLS certificate management in Linkerd. While Linkerd issues, rotates, and validates per-pod TLS certificates automatically, the treatment of per-cluster issuer credentials and global trust root credentials can differ based on security goals and organizational policies.

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A guide to end-to-end encryption with Emissary-ingress and Linkerd

Feb 17, 2022

Daniel Bryant & Jason Morgan

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In this workshop, we encrypt app calls end-to-end with Emissary-ingress, Linkerd, Kubernetes, and Envoy — four CNCF projects. Emissary-ingress and Linkerd team members will share best practices to get ingress TLS, in-cluster mTLS, advanced L7 routing, rate limiting, embedded authentication, and more.

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Locking down your Kubernetes cluster with Linkerd

Jan 13, 2022

William Morgan

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In this hands-on workshop, we cover the basics of locking down in-cluster network traffic using the new traffic policies introduced in Linkerd 2.11.

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Linkerd in production 101: what you need to know

Dec 7, 2021

Jason Morgan & Charles Pretzer

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In this hands-on session, we’ll walk you through the basics of what you need to know to successfully deploy and operate Linkerd in production environments — from operational monitoring to setting up TLS certificates, per-route metrics, fine-grained traffic policy, & more.

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A deep dive into Kubernetes mTLS with Linkerd

Nov 16, 2021

Matei David

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Mutual TLS (mTLS) is a hot topic in the Kubernetes world, especially for anyone tasked with getting “encryption in transit” for their applications. In this workshop, we give you a solid understanding of what mTLS is, how it works, and how it compares to alternatives.

These monthly live workshops provide hands-on training on Linkerd and related CNCF projects. From setting up mTLS, to securing multi-cluster communication, to fine-grained network policy, you'll learn everything you need for successfully running a service mesh in production.