Rancher Istio v1.5.8 - Important Upgrade Notes

Istio 1.5.8 in Rancher

Important note on 1.5.x versions

When upgrading from any 1.4 version of Istio to any 1.5 version, the Rancher installer will remove several resources in order to complete the upgrade, at which point they will be immediately re-installed. This includes the istio-reader-service-account. If your Istio installation is using this service account be aware that any secrets tied to the service account will be deleted. Most notably this will break specific multi-cluster deployments. Downgrades back to 1.4 are not possible.

See the official upgrade notes for additional information on the 1.5 release and upgrading from 1.4: https://istio.io/latest/news/releases/1.5.x/announcing-1.5/upgrade-notes/

Note: Rancher continues to use the Helm installation method, which produces a different architecture from an istioctl installation.

Known Issues

  • The Kiali traffic graph is currently not working #24924