We will explore the different dashboards that we have enabled with Istio:
Grafana: exposes monitoring metrics for services running within the mesh.
Tracing: offers end to end tracing of http requests going through different layers and containers.
Kiali: Kiali offers visibility and real time observability for the services running within the mesh including Istio components.
Istio offers a flexible pluggable system so you could plug Istio to different external addons that you are already using such as GCP StackDriver, Amazon Cloud Watch, DataDog … to list fews. You could also integrated you own system using the Mixer Configuration Model: Mixer overview