Consul is a static binary written in Go. Once downloaded, it just need to be run with a couple of options.
To keep it simple, we will run Consul in development mode, this allows to have a cluster quickly. This mode must not be used for production though.
consul agent -dev -client=0.0.0.0
In the development mode, the
ui option is provided and allows to get Consul's UI at the following location:
By default, only the
Consul service is listed here, we will add an additional service in the following steps.