Istio Ingress Controller and HTTP/1.1 multiplex requests


We’re trying to figure out if the Istio Ingress Controller can manage load balancing to backing PODS with HTTP1.1 Multiplex Requests.

With HTTP/1.1, you have the ability to send more than one, if not 100’s of HTTP GET requests on a single long lived TCP stream.

Using an F5 LTM with the F5 OneConnect license looks after this challenge. OneConnect integrates the single TCP flow and distributes the HTTP GET requests (within the single TCP flow) to backing servers/PODs. Without OneConnect the same backing POD will receive all of the traffic - its not load balancing as desired and as expected.

Does anyone know if this is a feature of the Istio Ingress Controller?

Many Thanks