Adding Telemetry Logging, TLS for UI and RPC Encryption to Consul

This article follows my last post on Installing a Production Ready Consul cluster. This article will touch on Adding SSL/TLS to the Consul api/ui, telemetry backend and encrypting RPC traffic.

Consul’s telemetry function collects various runtime metrics in regards to the performance of various libraries and subsystems. The metrics are aggregated on a ten second interval and have a one minute retention. These metrics can be used for debugging or getting a better view of what Consul is doing.

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Installing a production HA Consul cluster

HashiCorp’s Consul is a tool for discovering and configuring services in your infrastructure.  It can provide Service Discovery, Health Checking, Key/Value Store and Multi-Datacenter support.

Consul is a distributed, highly available system.  Consul runs agents of systems providing services to consul.

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