Istio upgraded to version 1.16.1

We have upgraded Istio on all clusters that use it. The version was upgraded from 1.15.2 to 1.16.1. What’s new:

  • External Authorization Promoted to Beta
  • Kubernetes Gateway API Implementation Promoted to Beta
  • JWT Claim Based Routing Promoted to Alpha
  • HBONE for Sidecars and Ingress (Experimental)
  • MAGLEV Load Balancing Support
  • Added OpenTelemetry Tracing Provider Support

You can check the full release notes here.

We’ve also upgraded Kiali to the latest version, 1.60.0 (changelog).

The mentioned upgrades are already rolled out to all relevant clusters and you don’t need to take any further action.