# RedHat

To install and run Kuma on RedHat (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:

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-*.tar.gz

# 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 RedHat 🚀.

      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