Getting Started with Consul

by Wes Higbee

Consul is a tool that provides Service Discovery, Distributed Failure Detection, and a Key/Value Store with support for multiple datacenters. In this course, you'll learn how to use Consul to build scalable and reliable infrastructure.

What you'll learn

Application development is increasingly moving toward small, cohesive services instead of monolithic applications. In this course, Getting Started with Consul, you'll learn how to use Consul to build scalable and reliable infrastructure. You'll see how Service Discovery affords the ability to easily wire up services to talk to each other. With Distributed Failure Detection, your infrastructure can react in real-time to changes in the health of your services. Traffic will be routed to healthy nodes and services giving unhealthy nodes the chance to self-heal. Consul provides this and a revolutionary means of configuring applications via a Key/Value Store. No more need for static configuration files. And the best part is that Consul supports this across all of your Datacenters providing a consistent framework. When you're finished with this course, you will have a great understanding of the benefits that Consul provides and you'll be able to bring this revolutionary functionality to your organization. Software required: Vagrant.

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About the author

Wes Higbee is passionate about helping companies achieve remarkable results with technology and software. He’s had extensive experience developing software and working with teams to improve how software is developed to meet business objectives. Wes launched Full City Tech to leverage his expertise to help companies delight customers. Although his primary focus is on outcomes, implementation often includes technical competency. Wes frequently speaks about impactful aspects of software developm... more

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