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Getting Started with Consul

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By Justin Ellingwood
Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
Getting Started with Consul


Consul is a distributed, highly-available, data center-aware service discovery solution for servers. In this series, we will discuss how to get up and running with Consul to help manage your infrastructure and maintain up-to-date information about the state of your systems.

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Consul is a distributed, highly available, datacenter-aware service discovery system. It has many compelling features, including a key-value storage system, DNS and http APIs, and on-the-fly service definitions. In this guide, we’ll introduce the basics of working with Consul on some Ubuntu 14.04 servers.


Consul is a service discovery system that can be used to easily keep track of the health and availability of various parts of your infrastructure. In this guide, we will focus on getting a production-ready consul configuration set up in order to easily manage the consul processes.


Consul is a flexible service discovery system that can be used to keep track of the existence and health of services available in your infrastructure. In previous guides, we discussed how to set up the base Consul system. In this guide, we will demonstrate how to secure the communications between different components using TLS to encrypt traffic.

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