Nacos: Dynamic Naming and Configuration Service
What does it do
Nacos (official site: http://nacos.io) is an easy-to-use platform designed for dynamic service discovery and configuration and service management. It helps you to build cloud native applications and microservices platform easily.
Nacos provides four major functions.
Service Discovery and Service Health Check
Nacos makes it simple for services to register themselves and to discover other services via a DNS or HTTP interface. Nacos also provides real-time healthchecks of services to prevent sending requests to unhealthy hosts or service instance.
Dynamic Configuration Management
Dynamic Configuration Service allows you to manage configurations of all services in a centralized and dynamic manner across all environments. Nacos eliminates the need to redeploy applications and services when configurations are updated，which makes configuration changes more efficient and agile.
Dynamic DNS Service
Nacos supports weighted routing, making it easier for you to implement mid-tier load balancing, flexible routing policies, flow control, and simple DNS resolution services in the production environment within your data center. It helps you to implement DNS-based service discovery easily and prevent applications from coupling to vendor-specific service discovery APIs.
Service and MetaData Management
Nacos provides an easy-to-use service dashboard to help you manage your services metadata, configuration, kubernetes DNS, service health and metrics statistics.
It is super easy to get started with your first project.
Step 1: Download the binary package
You can download the package from the latest stable release.
Take release nacos-server-1.0.0.zip for example.
unzip nacos-server-1.0.0.zip cd nacos/bin
Step 2: Start Server
On the Linux/Unix/Mac platform, run the following command to start server with standalone mode:
sh startup.sh -m standalone
On the Windows platform, run the following command to start server with standalone mode. Alternatively, you can also double-click the startup.cmd to run NacosServer.
cmd startup.cmd -m standalone
For more details, see quick-start.
Quick start for other open-source projects:
You can view the full documentation from the Nacos website.
All the latest and long-term notice can also be found here from Github notice issue
Contributors are welcomed to join Nacos project. Please check CONTRIBUTING about how to contribute to this project.
Other Related Project Repositories
- nacos-spring-project provides the integration functionality for Spring.
- nacos-group is the reposity that hosts the eco tools for Nacos, such as SDK, synchronization tool, etc.
- spring-cloud-alibaba provides the one-stop solution for application development over Alibaba middleware which includes Nacos.
- Gitter: Nacos's IM tool for community messaging, collaboration and discovery.
- Twitter: Follow along for latest nacos news on Twitter.
- Weibo: Follow along for latest nacos news on Weibo (Twitter of China version).
- Nacos Segmentfault: Get latest notice and prompt help from Segmentfault.
- Email Group:
- Join us from DingDing.
Who is using
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