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Quickstart with Workloads on-premise

This guide will help you to get started with Workload Onboarding in practice.

As part of this guide, you will:

  1. Deploy Istio Bookinfo example into your Kubernetes cluster
  2. Deploy ratings application on a VM on-premise and onboard it into the service mesh
  3. Verify traffic between Kubernetes Pod(s) and the VM on-premise

This guide is intended to be an easy-to-follow demonstration of the workload onboarding capabilities.

To keep things simple, you are not required to configure the infrastructure the way you would do it in the case of a production deployment.


  • you are not required to set up routable DNS records
  • you are not required to use a trusted CA authority (such as Let's Encrypt)

Before proceeding, please make sure to complete the following prerequisites:

  • Create a Kubernetes cluster to install TSB and example application(s) into
  • Follow the instructions in TSB demo installation
  • Follow the instructions in Installing the Bookinfo Example
  • Follow the instructions in Enable Workload Onboarding
  • Make sure that on-premise VM and Kubernetes cluster are on the same network or on peered networks