How-to Guides

Learn how to use Open Service Mesh (OSM)

Install the OSM CLI

This section describes installing and using the osm CLI.

Install the OSM Control Plane

This section describes how to install/uninstall Open Service Mesh (OSM) on a Kubernetes cluster

Upgrade the OSM Control Plane

Upgrade Guide

Uninstall the OSM Control Plane and Components


Application onboarding

Onboard Services

Mesh configuration

OSM MeshConfig

Reconciler Guide

Reconciler Guide

Traffic Management

OSM’s traffic management stack support two distinct traffic policy modes, namely SMI traffic policy mode and permissive traffic policy mode. The traffic policy mode determines how OSM routes application traffic between pods within the service mesh. Additionally, ingress and egress functionality allows external access to and from the cluster respectively.

Certificate Management

OSM uses mTLS for encryption of data between pods as well as Envoy and service identity.


OSM’s observability stack includes Prometheus for metrics collection, Grafana for metrics visualization, Jaeger for tracing and Fluent Bit for log forwarding to a user-defined endpoint.

High Availability & Scalability

Learn how to scale Open Service Mesh (OSM)

Health Checks

Health Checks for Open Service Mesh (OSM)


Integrations for Open Service Mesh (OSM)


Troubleshooting for Open Service Mesh (OSM)