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Creating and Registering a Service in Consul

In this hands-on lab, you will be provided a single server running the Consul agent in developer mode. Your task is to create a basic service file and to use that file to register a service in Consul. Then you will check to ensure the service is showing in the Consul catalog.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Mar 05, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Log in and Test Consul

    1. Log in to the server using the credentials provided.
    2. Verify Consul is ready for use.

    (Note: It may take several minutes before Consul is ready for use.)

  2. Challenge

    Create a Service Registration File for Two Services

    1. Create a file called "web-services" in either HCL or JSON format. This file should use whatever stanza's are required for two services.
    2. First service.
    • Name: web
    • Tag: web-server
    • Port: 80
    1. Second service.
    • Name: web-database
    • Tag: web-server-database
    • Port: 3128
  3. Challenge

    Register the Two Services in Consul

    1. Register the services file you just created using Consul.
  4. Challenge

    Verify Services Are in the Consul Catalog

    1. Confirm services, web and web-database have been successfully registered.

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