What is Istio DistinationRule maxConnection?

Hello team,

We are using Istio version 1.9 as a service mesh in our cluster and we are implementing circuit breaker.

I have small inquiry regarding DestinationRule maxConnections , as per my understanding it is maximum number of connections to a service. and any excess connection will be pending in a queue and will not lead to opening the circuit. Please correct if I’m wrong.

Could you please also let me know if maxConnection represents maximum connections for k8s service or for a single pod ? (For example if I have configured maxConnections as 200 and I have 2 pods , then each pod will have max 200 connection at a certain time.)

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