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Install the Istio System

This section describes the installation steps to create a Istio system, install Styra on Istio system, enforce and validate the ingress policy.

Create a Istio System

To demonstrate the enforcement of ingress and egress policies for a sample application, you can start by creating a new Styra Istio system. Systems are displayed on the left side of the navigation panel. To add a new Istio system, click the ( ⨁ ) plus icon next to SYSTEMS on the left side of the navigation panel.

Fill in the following fields:

  • System type (required): Select Istio from the drop-down list.

  • System name (optional): A user-friendly name so that you can distinguish between the different systems.

  • Description (optional): More details about this system.

  • Leave the Read-only switch ON to prevent users from modifying policies.

  • Leave the Launch Quick Start switch ON. After this system is added, the Quick Start sidebar will guide you through configuring the system.

Now, you will see the instructions to install an example application onto your cluster.