This talk covers why only DNS is not ideal in modern day infrastructure where microservices embrace rapid deployments of applications. HashiCorp Consul let's easily manage microservices with a few service discovery features!
126.96.36.199 | head -1 HTTP/1.1 200 OK > curl -sI 188.8.131.52 | head -1 HTTP/1.1 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable DNS query DNS balances queries between domain name records; Are all servers under DNS responding correctly?
or HTTP API with rich metadata); 2. Health Checking (HTTP, TCP, scripts); 3. Prepared Queries (failover to other datacenters based on RTT); 4. Key/Value Store (dynamic configuration, leader election); 5. Service Mesh (auto mTLS, Intentions);
production.nginx.service.consul 10.8.192.72 > dig +short nginx.service.eu-west-1.consul 10.8.192.125 DNS interface 1. Simple service query; 2. Service query with tags; 3. Service query for specific datacenter.