Install consul by entering the following commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install consul
tool for service discovery, monitoring and configuration
Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable. . Consul provides several key features: . - Service Discovery - Consul makes it simple for services to register themselves and to discover other services via a DNS or HTTP interface. External services such as SaaS providers can be registered as well. . - 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 Storage - 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 only on Linux, however.