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Consul vs Keepalived: What are the differences?

Consul: A tool for service discovery, monitoring and configuration. Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable; Keepalived: A routing software written in C. The main goal of this project is to provide simple and robust facilities for loadbalancing and high-availability to Linux system and Linux based infrastructures.

Consul and Keepalived can be primarily classified as "Open Source Service Discovery" tools.

Consul is an open source tool with 16.8K GitHub stars and 2.92K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Consul's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Consul has a broader approval, being mentioned in 186 company stacks & 339 developers stacks; compared to Keepalived, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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What is Consul?

Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.

What is Keepalived?

The main goal of this project is to provide simple and robust facilities for loadbalancing and high-availability to Linux system and Linux based infrastructures.
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        What are some alternatives to Consul and Keepalived?
        etcd
        etcd is a distributed key value store that provides a reliable way to store data across a cluster of machines. It’s open-source and available on GitHub. etcd gracefully handles master elections during network partitions and will tolerate machine failure, including the master.
        Zookeeper
        A centralized service for maintaining configuration information, naming, providing distributed synchronization, and providing group services. All of these kinds of services are used in some form or another by distributed applications.
        SkyDNS
        SkyDNS is a distributed service for announcement and discovery of services. It leverages Raft for high-availability and consensus, and utilizes DNS queries to discover available services. This is done by leveraging SRV records in DNS, with special meaning given to subdomains, priorities and weights (more info here: http://blog.gopheracademy.com/skydns).
        Ambassador
        Map services to arbitrary URLs in a single, declarative YAML file. Configure routes with CORS support, circuit breakers, timeouts, and more. Replace your Kubernetes ingress controller. Route gRPC, WebSockets, or HTTP.
        Kubernetes
        Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
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        How developers use Consul and Keepalived
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        Chris Hartwig uses ConsulConsul

        All our services use Consul for discovery, configuration and cluster management (auto scaling, health monitoring, dynamic reconfiguration, leader elections)

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        Tom Staijen uses ConsulConsul

        Discovery service. Some configuration is stored in consul.

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        Robert Hao uses ConsulConsul

        I used Consul as config center & service discoverer.

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        Ismael Arenzana uses ConsulConsul

        How else do you discover microservices? ;)

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        exana uses ConsulConsul

        For service discovery.

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