We are proud to release Consul 0.5. Consul is a datacenter runtime that provides many of the capabilities needed to run a modern datacenter, such as service discovery, configuration, and orchestration. It's designed to be distributed and highly available and proven to scale to thousands of nodes and services across multiple datacenters.
The last major release of Consul was several months ago and it's incredible stability has allowed us to focus on adding major new features, improving the user experience, and fixing bugs.
Consul 0.5 brings many new features including automated clustering, seamless UI integration via Atlas, enhanced ACLs, simple N+1 deploys, node and service maintenance modes, native HTTP health checks, ephemeral keys, session TTLs, and key rotation among many others.
You can download Consul 0.5 here or view the changelog
Read on to learn more about the major new features in 0.5. read more