Solo distributions of Cilium

Learn about using the Solo distribution of Cilium, a hardened Cilium enterprise image to maintain n-4 support.

Use Gloo Mesh Enterprise with Solo distributions of Cilium images to provide connectivity, security, and observability for containerized workloads with a Cilium-based container network interface (CNI) plug-in that leverages the Linux kernel technology eBPF. The Solo distribution of Cilium is a hardened Cilium enterprise image, which maintains support for security patches to address Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) and other security fixes.

Keep in mind that Gloo Mesh Enterprise offers security patching support only with Solo distributions of Cilium versions, not community Cilium versions. Solo distributions of Cilium versions support the same patch versions as community Cilium. You can review community Cilium patch versions in the Cilium release documentation. To get the backported Cilium support, you must run the latest Gloo Mesh Enterprise patch version.

To download Solo distributions of Cilium images, you must be a registered user and be able to log in to the Solo Support Center. Open the Cilium images built by support article. When prompted, log in to the Support Center with your Solo account credentials.

The following versions of Gloo Mesh Core are supported with the compatible Solo versions of Cilium. Later versions of the open source project that are released after Gloo Mesh Core might also work, but are not tested as part of the Gloo Mesh Core release.

Gloo Mesh Core Release date Supported Solo distributions of Cilium versions tested by Solo
2.5 09 Jan 2024 Cilium 1.12 - 1.14 on Kubernetes 1.22 - 1.28
2.4 28 Aug 2023 Cilium 1.12 - 1.13 on Kubernetes 1.21 - 1.27
2.3 17 Apr 2023 Cilium 1.12 on Kubernetes 1.20 - 1.25
2.2 20 Jan 2023 Cilium 1.12 on Kubernetes 1.19 - 1.24