Consul enables services to discover each other by storing location information (like IP addresses) in a single registry.
Improve application resiliency by using Consul health checks to track the health of deployed services.
Consul’s API allows users to integrate ecosystem technologies into their environments and enable service discovery at greater scale.
$ dig @127.0.0.1 -p 8600 web.service.consul ; <<>> DiG 9.10.6 <<>> @127.0.0.1 -p 8600 web.service.consul SRV ; (1 server found) ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 56598 ;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 3 ;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION: ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;web.service.consul. IN SRV ;; ANSWER SECTION: web.service.consul. 0 IN SRV 1 1 80 Judiths-MBP.lan.node.dc1.consul. ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION: Judiths-MBP.lan.node.dc1.consul. 0 IN A 127.0.0.1 Judiths-MBP.lan.node.dc1.consul. 0 IN TXT "consul-network-segment=" ;; Query time: 2 msec ;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#8600(127.0.0.1) ;; WHEN: Tue Jul 16 14:31:13 PDT 2019 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 150
Leverage DNS or HTTP interface to discover services and their locations registered with Consul.
Consul’s distributed architecture allows it to be deployed at scale in any environment, in any region, on any cloud.
Consul Enterprise provides the foundation for organizations to build a strong service networking platform at scale, with resiliency.
Consul Open Source enables individuals to discover services and securely manage connections between them across cloud, on-prem, and hybrid environments.