The recommended installation is to install both Calico policy and networking for your Kubernetes deployment.


Options for installing Calico on Kubernetes.

Installing Calico for policy and networking (recommended)

Install both Calico networking and network policy to take advantage of all Calico open source product features.

Installing Calico for policy (advanced)

Install Calico with only network policy enabled.

Enabling application layer policy for Istio

Enforce application layer network policy for Istio using Calico network policy.

Customizing the manifests

Customize manifests prior to installing Calico (recommended).