# macOS

To install and run Kuma on macOS execute the following steps:

Finally you can follow the Quickstart to take it from here and continue your Kuma journey.

# 1. Download Kuma

To run Kuma on macOS you can choose among different installation methods:

    # 2. Run Kuma

    Once downloaded, you will find the contents of Kuma in the kuma- 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-1.2.3/bin

    Finally we can run Kuma in either standalone or multi-zone mode:

      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 $PWD/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 conf/kuma-cp.conf file.

      # 3. Use Kuma

      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 default.

        # 4. Quickstart

        Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kuma on macOS 🚀.

        In order to start using Kuma, it's time to check out the quickstart guide for Universal deployments.

        Last Updated: 5/10/2022, 12:37:32 PM