# Amazon Linux
If you wish to use Kuma on Amazon EKS please follow the Kubernetes instructions instead.
To install and run Kuma on Amazon Linux (x86_64) execute the following steps:
Finally you can follow the Quickstart to take it from here and continue your Kuma journey.
# 1. Download Kuma
Run the following script to automatically detect the operating system and download Kuma:
$ yum install -y tar gzip $ curl -L https://kuma.io/installer.sh | sh -
or you can download (opens new window) the distribution manually.
Then extract the archive with:
$ tar xvzf kuma-0.5.0*.tar.gz
# 2. Run Kuma
Once downloaded, you will find the contents of Kuma in the
kuma-0.5.0 folder. In this folder, you will find - among other files - the
bin directory that stores all the executables for Kuma.
So we enter the
bin folder by executing:
$ cd kuma-0.5.0/bin
And we can then proceed to run Kuma with:
$ ./kuma-cp run
We suggest adding the
kumactl executable to your
PATH so that it's always available in every working directory. Or - alternatively - you can also create link in
/usr/local/bin/ by executing:
ln -s ./kumactl /usr/local/bin/kumactl
Note: By default this will run Kuma with a
memory backend, but you can use a persistent storage like PostgreSQL by updating the
# 3. Use Kuma
kuma-cp) is now running! Now that Kuma has been installed you can access the control-plane via either the GUI, the HTTP API, or the CLI:
You will notice that Kuma automatically creates a
Mesh entity with name
# 4. Quickstart
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kuma on Amazon Linux 🚀.
In order to start using Kuma, it's time to check out the quickstart guide for Universal deployments.