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