Install the demo

First, download Aeraki Mesh from GitHub.

git clone

Before installing Aeraki, it is necessary to first install Istio since Aeraki is built on top of Istio. However, the Aeraki installation script takes care of Istio installation automatically, so executing the Aeraki installation script is all that is required.

make demo

Execute the following script. This script creates a namespace called redis and deploy the Redis demo application within it.


The demo application includes a 6-node Redis cluster (a Kubernetes StatefulSet), a single-mode Redis instance, and a Redis client. Later on, this demo will be used to demonstrate Aeraki Mesh’s traffic management capabilities for Redis.

kubectl -n redis get pod
NAME                            READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
redis-client-644c965f48-dvjc7   2/2     Running   0          2m17s
redis-cluster-0                 1/1     Running   0          2m17s
redis-cluster-1                 1/1     Running   0          2m15s
redis-cluster-2                 1/1     Running   0          2m13s
redis-cluster-3                 1/1     Running   0          2m12s
redis-cluster-4                 1/1     Running   0          2m11s
redis-cluster-5                 1/1     Running   0          2m10s
redis-single-ccbb984dc-qz22v    1/1     Running   0          2m17s