We're really excited to announce the general availability of Consul 1.6.0. Consul is a multi-cloud service networking platform to connect and secure services across any runtime platform and public or private cloud.
This release is focused on several major new features for Consul Connect, Consul's service mesh solution and a number of improvements and bug fixes. To read more about the release, read the beta announcement post.
Thank you to the community for providing feedback on the beta and release candidate versions of Consul 1.6. A large number of improvements were made to the new and existing Connect features based on the feedback given. The full list of changes can be viewed in the v1.6.0 changelog.
Please also note that managed proxies, deprecated in version 1.3.0, were fully removed in this release.
Thank you to our active community members who have been invaluable in adding new features, reporting bugs, and improving the documentation for Consul in this release!
Our tests show Consul servers remain healthy under all test configurations and that splitting up a large LAN gossip pool cuts the risk of gossip instability.
The new global management plane for Consul is now available as a free public beta. Try it out to gain full visibility for both self-managed and HCP Consul clusters.
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