Creating a Service Mesh with Linkerd Training Course


Linkerd is a popular network proxy for creating a service mesh.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at engineers who wish to use Linkerd to manage, control, and monitor the communication among services inside a web application.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure Linkerd 2.0 (aka Linkerd2).
  • Understand service meshes and implement one using Linkerd.
  • Deploy a Linkerd based service mesh on a Kubernetes cluster.
  • Use a service mesh to run, manage and monitor web applications (microservices) in the cloud.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • This training is based on Linkerd2.
  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.
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  • An general understanding of microservices application development.
  • Networking experience.
  • Experience with the Linux command line.


  • Developers
  • Cloud architects
  • DevOps engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Sys Admins

Course Outline


Setting up Linkerd

Overview of Linkerd Features and Architecture

Understanding the Service Mesh

Linkerd Components

Using the Linkerd Command Line Interface (CLI)

Working with the Linkerd Data Plane

Working with the Linkerd Control Plane

Controlling the Cluster through a Web Application

Deploying Linkerd

Running a Sample Web Application


Summary and Conclusion

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