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To install and run Kuma on CentOS (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 | VERSION=1.5.4 sh -

or you can download 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-1.5.4 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-*/bin

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

Standalone mode is perfect when running Kuma in a single cluster across one environment:

./kuma-cp run

To learn more, read about the deployment modes available.

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:

Kuma ships with a read-only GUI that you can use to retrieve Kuma resources. By default the GUI is available on the API port, and defaults to :5681/gui.

To access Kuma you can navigate to to see the GUI.

You will notice that Kuma automatically creates a Mesh entity with name default.

4. Quickstart

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kuma on CentOS 🚀.

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

Last Updated: 2/8/2024, 18:54:18 PM