About the documentation

The Envoy documentation is composed of a few major sections:

  • Introduction: This section covers a general overview of what Envoy is, an architecture overview, how it is typically deployed, etc.

  • Getting Started: Quickly get started with Envoy using Docker.

  • Installation: How to build/install Envoy using Docker.

  • Configuration: Detailed configuration instructions for Envoy’s v2 API. Where relevant, the configuration guide also contains information on statistics, runtime configuration, and APIs.

  • Operations: General information on how to operate Envoy including the command line interface, hot restart wrapper, administration interface, a general statistics overview, etc.

  • Extending Envoy: Information on how to write custom filters for Envoy.

  • v2 API reference: Configuration details specific to the new v2 API.

  • Envoy FAQ: Have questions? We have answers. Hopefully.