Per the docs, the recommended way to install Istio is using istioctl. The Helm way will be deprecated in the future. However, for upgrade, using istioctl is experimental. And Helm will only upgrade installations that were installed using Helm.
That makes it hard to pick the installation method to use. Seems like I should use Helm as I don’t think I’d want to rely on an experimental feature for upgrade. However,…
- For how much longer are you keeping Helm as an installation method?
- If/when Helm disappears and I installed mine using istioctl, what would be my options, if any, besides uninstalling my current version and then installing the new version from scratch?
What have others been using for both install and upgrade?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
(EDIT: Corrected the category)