Consul is a tool for managing and coordinating infrastructure. To do that it provides several key features:
Service Discovery - Services can register themselves and to easily discover other services via a DNS or HTTP interface.
Health Checking - Health Checking enables Consul to quickly alert operators about any issues in a cluster. The integration with service discovery prevents routing traffic to unhealthy hosts and enables service level circuit breakers.
Key/Value Store - A flexible key/value store enables storing dynamic configuration feature flagging, coordination, leader election and more. The simple HTTP API makes it easy to use anywhere.
Multi-Datacenter - Consul is built to be datacenter aware, and can support any number of regions without complex configuration.
Consul runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. It is recommended to run the Consul servers on Linux however.
An extensive quick quick start is viewable on the Consul website:
Full, comprehensive documentation is viewable on the Consul website:
Next, clone this repository into
then just type
make. In a few moments, you'll have a working
$ make ... $ bin/consul ...
make will also place a copy of the binary in the first part of your $GOPATH
You can run tests by typing
If you make any changes to the code, run
make format in order to automatically
format the code according to Go standards.
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