Automatic Proxy Injection

Linkerd can be configured to automatically inject the data plane proxy into your service.

Automatic mTLS

Linkerd automatically enables mutual Transport Layer Security (TLS) for all communication between meshed applications.

Dashboard and Grafana

Linkerd provides a web dashboard, as well as pre-configured Grafana dashboards.

Experimental: CNI Plugin

Linkerd can be configured to run a CNI plugin that rewrites each pod's iptables rules automatically.

Experimental: High Availability

Linkerd can be configured to run its control plane in High Availability (HA) mode.

HTTP, HTTP/2, and gRPC Proxying

Linkerd will automatically enable advanced features (including metrics, load balancing, retries, and more) for HTTP, HTTP/2, and gRPC connections.


Linkerd can work alongside your ingress controller of choice.

Load Balancing

Linkerd automatically load balances requests across all destination endpoints on HTTP, HTTP/2, and gRPC connections.

Retries and Timeouts

Linkerd can be configured to perform service-specific retries and timeouts.

Service Profiles

Linkerd supports defining service profiles that enable per-route metrics and features such as retries and timeouts.

TCP Proxying and Protocol Detection

Linkerd is capable of proxying all TCP traffic, including TLS'd connections, WebSockets, and HTTP tunneling.

Telemetry and Monitoring

Linkerd automatically collects metrics from all services that send traffic through it.