Getting Started with Consul

Wednesday 2:20PM-3:10PM

@ Field Suite 2

MySQL / MariaDB

50 minutes conference



In this session we'll explore the different aspects of Consul and understand how it can be leveraged to provide opinionated Service Discovery and a distributed K/V store.

We will cover:
- Consul architecture & Service Discovery concepts
- Installation & configuration
- Service Registration
- Service Discovery using the Consul API & DNS
- K/V Store & ACL
- Using Consul with Prometheus
- Monitoring Consul

After this session you'll have had an overview to give you everything you need to get started with Consul, and should have a good understanding of how it can be leveraged in the context of software such as MySQL, ProxySQL, & Prometheus.


Ben Mildren

Ben Mildren (DigitalOcean)

Senior Database Engineer


Ben currently works as a Senior Database Engineer at DigitalOcean, previous roles have included MySQL Practice Manager at Percona, MySQL Team Technical Lead at Pythian, and Senior DBA at Nokia.


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