How to gather a heap and cpu profiler from istio-proxy container in OpenShift 4

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  • Istio-proxy container (Envoy sidecar) is consuming huge amounts of memory and/or CPU and can't troubleshoot it using logs only.
  • Envoy sidecar container is getting OOM Killed.


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP)
    • 4.6+
  • Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh
    • v2.x

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