# Ubuntu

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: kuma-1.6.1/bin/kuma-cp run

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 conf/kuma-cp.conf file.

# 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.

    # Quickstart

    Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kuma 🚀.

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

    Last Updated: 4/7/2022, 3:45:22 PM