Traffic Management

OSM’s traffic management stack support two distinct traffic policy modes, namely SMI traffic policy mode and permissive traffic policy mode. The traffic policy mode determines how OSM routes application traffic between pods within the service mesh. Additionally, ingress and egress functionality allows external access to and from the cluster respectively.

Iptables Redirection

Iptables Redirection

Permissive Mode

Permissive Traffic Policy Mode


Using Ingress to manage external access to services within the cluster


Enable access to the Internet and services external to the service mesh.

Traffic Splitting

Traffic splitting using SMI Traffic Split API

Circuit Breaking

Using Circuit breaking to limit connections and requests