Verify the Service Mesh is Active

When we installed the App Mesh Injector we asked it to create a new service mesh called apps. A service mesh is a logical boundary for network traffic between the services that reside within it.

To check that the mesh has been created we can use the AWS CLI. Run the following command:

aws appmesh list-meshes

The output should be similar to below and you should see apps listed:

    "meshes": [
            "arn": "arn:aws:appmesh:us-west-2:1234567890:mesh/apps",
            "meshName": "apps",
            "meshOwner": "1234567890",
            "resourceOwner": "1234567890"

You can also check by going to the AWS Console and choosing AWS App Mesh from the Services menu:


And we need to check out out cluster by running:

kubectl get meshes -A

You should see output similar to:

apps   51m