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Introducing New Consul Learn Platform and New Resources: Kubernetes, AWS Cloud Map, and Many More

»New Consul Learn experience

The new Learn platform for Consul is now live. If you are new to Consul, you can now complete the Getting Started learning path. This path includes working examples and video tutorials. We will continue to update the platform with more advanced content.

In the last few weeks, we also published several hands-on guides to help you learn and integrate Consul into your multi-cloud, microservice-based infrastructure.

»Consul on Minikube guide and video

Building a fully functional Consul cluster just got a lot easier with the availability of our Helm chart for installing Consul servers and client agents on your Kubernetes cluster. Minikube runs a single-node Kubernetes cluster inside a VM on your laptop for users looking to try out Kubernetes or develop with it day-to-day. With this lab exercise, you can run Consul on your local machine with Minikube. You'll install Consul and deploy two services that communicate with each other securely over Consul Connect using an Envoy sidecar proxy. Follow along with the code step by step or watch a 10-minute video that walks through the entire process.

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»Consul-AWS Cloud Map

At re:Invent 2018, AWS announced the general availability of their new service discovery tool, AWS Cloud Map. AWS users will now have the capability to discover resources and services within AWS environments, conduct health checks, and integrate with other service mesh offerings, like HashiCorp Consul.

This brief feature guide assumes that you have an existing Consul cluster along with services registered in AWS Cloud Map. You'll learn how to sync from one to the other or bidirectionally.

»Consul Template hands-on guide

Consul Template is a standalone application which can query service entries, keys, and key values in Consul. With consul-template, Consul's key/value store becomes compatible with any application on any infrastructure. With this step-by-step guide, you'll read a value from Consul and then go further to read a list of service IP addresses from Consul's service catalog.

»Consul Getting Started video guides

Our existing Consul Getting Started guides are the easiest way to try Consul on your local machine and learn the core concepts. But we understand that your time is valuable and it's often easier to watch a video alongside or in place of the text. We've created videos for five of the steps that can be viewed on desktop, tablet, or mobile.

We hope you'll find the new resources and the new learn platform to be useful. Please check back frequently.

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