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Mesher

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A service mesh implementation based on go chassis.

Why use mesher

  • any infrastructure: if you use ServiceComb as control plane, you can run on any infrastructure(docker, kubernetes,VM, bare metal).
  • service mesh and frameworks: you can develop micro services with java chassis or go chassis frameworks and use mesher to make other service join to the same system.
  • flexible: you can develop and customize your own service mesh
  • OS: support both linux and windows OS, which means you can govern your services writen in .net with java, go etc.
  • API gateway: mesher is able to run as a independent edge service and manage ingress traffic.

Features

  • Build on top of go micro service framework: so that mesher has all of features of go chassis,a high flexible go micro service framework. you can custom your own service mesh and API gateway by extending lots of components.
  • Admin API:Listen on an isolated port, expose useful runtime information and metrics.
  • support protocols: http and grpc
  • No IP tables forwarding: Mesher leverage http_proxy and grpc proxy dialer, that makes better performance than using ip tables
  • local health check: as a sidecar, mesher is able to check local service health by policy and dynamically remove it from service registry if service is unavailable.

Get started

Refer to mesher-examples

How to build

Build from scratch

  1. Install ServiceComb service-center

  2. build and run, use go mod

export GOPROXY=https://goproxy.io #if you are facing network issue
cd mesher
GO111MODULE=on go mod download
#optional
GO111MODULE=on go mod vendor
cd cmd/mesher
go build mesher.go

Build by script

cd build
export GOPATH=/path/to/gopath
export GOPROXY=https://goproxy.io #if you are facing network issue
./build_proxy.sh

it will build binary and docker image

  • tar file: release/mesher-latest-linux-amd64.tar
  • docker image name: servicecomb/mesher-sidecar:latest

Documentations

You can see more documentations in here, this online doc is for latest version of mesher, if you want to see your version's doc, follow here to generate it in local

RoadMap

1.7.0

  • mesher ingress: mesher as a edge service to manage ingress traffic
  • integrate with servicecomb kie: user can change mesher-sidecar and mesher-ingress in same config server, don't need to change local files

in future

  • support skywalking
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