# Amazon Linux
If you wish to use Kuma on Amazon EKS please follow the Kubernetes instructions instead.
To install and run Kuma execute the following steps:
Finally, you can follow the Quickstart to take it from here and continue your Kuma journey.
# Download Kuma
Run the following script to automatically detect the operating system and download Kuma:
curl -L https://kuma.io/installer.sh | VERSION=1.6.1 sh -
or you can download the distribution manually.
Then extract the archive with:
tar xvzf kuma-1.6.1.
Make sure you have tar and gzip installed.
# Run Kuma
Once downloaded, you will find the contents of Kuma in the
kuma-1.6.1 folder. In this folder, you will find - among other files - the
bin directory that stores all the executables for Kuma.
You can start the control-plane with:
This example will run Kuma in
standalone mode for a "flat" deployment, but there are more advanced deployment modes like "multi-zone".
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 store, but for production you have to use a persistent storage like PostgreSQL by updating the
# 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
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kuma 🚀.
In order to start using Kuma, it's time to check out the quickstart guide for Universal deployments.