The latest version of HashiCorp Consul on Amazon ECS adds extended configuration to support more deployment scenarios along with several other new features.
We are pleased to announce that HashiCorp Consul on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) 0.3 is now generally available for all users. This release extends configuration support and enables secure multi-datacenter service mesh support for Amazon ECS users.
In November of 2021, we announced the first general availability release for Consul on ECS. The GA release focused on a production-ready, single Consul datacenter on ECS. Since then, the Consul team has focused on supporting additional configurations to enable more deployment scenarios on ECS, including:
A pair of HashiCorp Learn tutorials are available to help you get started with Consul on ECS:
To learn more, please see HashiCorp Consul’s AWS ECS documentation, which includes step-by-step instructions for moving existing applications to the service mesh, along with detailed architectural information.
The HashiConf Global talk on Adopting Consul on ECS by Jez Halford, Head of Cloud Engineering at Tide, is also a great resource for learning about a real-world deployment of Consul on ECS. And for a demo walkthrough deploying Consul as service mesh on Amazon ECS, check out the AWS-hosted Containers from the Couch talk.
Use Minikube to create multiple Kubernetes clusters with Consul and test cluster peering configurations in your local development environment.
Consul 1.16 adds new reliability, scalability, security, service mesh UX, extensibility, and service discovery capabilities.
The HCP Consul management plane now offers deeper insights to your Consul deployments via cloud-based observability and seamlessly links new and existing self-managed Consul clusters.